**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.**

Extreme heat in urban areas presents society with significant economic, health, safety, and security challenges. As part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) climate portfolio within the Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), the Climate Program Office (CPO) addresses this and other climate challenges by managing competitive research programs through which high-priority climate science, assessments, decision support research, outreach, education, and capacity building activities are funded to advance our understanding of the Earth’s climate system, and to foster the application and use of this knowledge to improve the resilience of our Nation and its partners.

In FY21, the Extreme Heat Risk Initiative: Urban Climate Science for Decision-making & Evaluation of Heat-Health Interventions competition is soliciting proposals for projects that support decision making in communities grappling with the health impacts of extreme heat by improving the climate information and services available to inform consideration, selection, and evaluation of actions, plans, programs, and policies to improve resilience to heat and mitigate health impacts in urban areas in the short- and long-term. Specifically, this competition seeks to expand on NOAA-supported urban heat mapping campaigns, combining the observations, modeling and outputs from them with new experimental methods and follow-on applied research.

This competition will be constrained to proposals that focus on communities involved in the NIHHIS-CAPA public-private partnership (see: NIHHIS campaign cities), and that leverage the openly available urban heat island data produced via the community science urban heat island field campaigns.

Depending on the availability of funds and the quality of proposals, the Extreme Heat Risk Initiative will seek to fund a combination of 1- and 2-year projects in FY 21. Proposals should not exceed $150,000 per year, or $300,000 total. It is anticipated that $500,000 will be available for the first year of funded projects.

Application Deadline: January 8, 2021 (Pre-Proposals); February 15, 2021 (Full Proposals)

Announcement: https://cpo.noaa.gov/Funding-Opportunities/Extreme-Heat-Risk-Initiative-2021-Funding-Opportunity