**Some programs are limited. Please read solicitations carefully and consult your Office of Research for specifics, such as limited applications through your university and internal application deadlines.**

The Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) Program resides in the Climate Program Office’s (CPO) Climate and Societal Interactions Division (CSI). The RISA program supports the development of knowledge, expertise, and abilities of decision-makers to plan and prepare for climate variability and change. Through regionally-focused and interdisciplinary research and engagement teams, RISA builds and expands the Nation's capacity to adapt and become resilient to extreme weather events and climate change. RISA teams accomplish this through co-developed applied research and partnerships with public and private communities. A central tenet of the RISA program is that learning about climate adaptation and resilience is facilitated by and sustained across a wide range of experts, practitioners, and the public.

The RISA program is holding two competitions under this Federal Funding Opportunity:

  1. Competition for one RISA team in each of the following nine regions with existing RISA activities: Northeast, MidAtlantic, Intermountain West, Carolinas, Great Lakes, Alaska, Pacific Islands, South Central, and Pacific Northwest
  2. Competition for collaborative planning activities in the Southeast and the U.S. Caribbean.

In FY21, approximately $7,200,000 will be available for approximately 9 new awards in competition 1 and approximately $400,000 will be available for approximately 4 awards in competition 2. For competition 1, it is anticipated that most competition 1 awards will be at a funding level between $600,000 - $700,000/year range for core RISA work. For proposals including a sustained assessment specialist Supplement, applicants can propose an additional $100,000-$135,000/year for accompanying sustained assessment specialists components. For proposals including a small-grants competition supplement, applicants can propose up to an additional $160,000 total to support the competition. For competition 2, awards will be at a funding level of up to $100,000 total per award for projects.

Application Deadline: February 8, 2021 (Competition 2) and February 16, 2021 (Competition 1)

Announcement: https://cpo.noaa.gov/Funding-Opportunities/FY-2021-RISA-Notice-of-Funding-Opportunity