**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.**

Climate variability and change present 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), Climate Program Office (CPO), the Earth System Science and Modeling (ESSM) Division programs address climate challenges by managing competitive research programs that support high-priority science initiatives. CPO/ESSM Programs advance our understanding of the Earth’s climate system and foster the application and use of this knowledge to improve the resilience of our Nation and its partners.

Through this announcement, CPO/ESSM is seeking applications for two individual competitions in FY23. These competitions solicit projects in response to the DISASTER RELIEF SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT (DRSA), 2022: “Improvements to … precipitation and flood prediction, forecasting, and mitigation capabilities…” (https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/5305/text) that align with the goals of NOAA’s Precipitation Prediction Grand Challenge Strategy 2020-2030 (PPGC). (https://www.noaa.gov/sites/default/files/2022-01/PPGC-Strategy_FINAL_2020-1030.pdf). NOAA’s PPGC initiative is aimed at providing more accurate, reliable, and timely precipitation forecasts across timescales from weather to subseasonal-to-seasonal (S2S) to seasonal-to-decadal (S2D) through the development and application of a fully coupled Earth system prediction model.

NOAA, OAR, and CPO require applicants and awardees to support the principles of diversity and inclusion when writing their proposals and performing their work; indeed, applicants will be evaluated, in part, on how well principles of diversity and inclusion are addressed. Diversity is defined as a collection of individual attributes that together help organizations achieve objectives. Inclusion is defined as a culture that connects each employee to the organization. Promoting diversity and inclusion improves creativity, productivity, and the vitality of the climate research community in which CPO engages.

Estimated Total Program Funding: $2,300,000
Expected Number of Awards: 5
Award Ceiling: $250,000
Award Floor: $125,000

Application Deadline: January 26, 2023