**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 goal of this Notice of Federal Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to support collaborative research and community engagement projects that improve climate adaptation planning and action. Collaborative research and community engagement are defined here as the process of developing trusted and sustained partnerships between scientists, decision-makers, and communities that lead to shared understandings of climate adaptation needs and the co-generation of credible and actionable climate knowledge to support community defined plans, including implementable solutions. Outcomes from this work will support and inform the identification of equitable and inclusive infrastructure investments that mitigate flooding and wildfire risks.

This initiative supports National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) activities within the 2021 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). Through BIL, NOAA aims to improve capabilities to better inform decisions to protect life and property, and mitigate flooding and wildfire impacts to the U.S. population and economy. Specifically, outcomes of grants funded through this opportunity will support national adaptive capacity by 1) generating new, locally relevant knowledge and strategies to reduce risks from flooding and wildfire in frontline communities, 2) testing and evaluating the scalability and transferability of existing methods of engagement and/or approaches for integrating social and interdisciplinary knowledge into climate adaptation planning for flooding and wildfire, and 3) piloting new methods of engagement and/or approaches for integrating social and interdisciplinary knowledge into climate adaptation planning for flooding and wildfire.

Through this NOFO, the Climate Adaptation Partnerships program in the Climate and Societal Interactions (CSI) division of the Climate Program Office is soliciting applications for three competitions.

  1. Improving Engagement Methods for Coastal Resilience Planning
  2. Assessing Tradeoffs and Co-Benefits for Complex Decision-Making in Communities Facing Coastal Inundation
    and/or Inland Flooding
  3. Identifying Complex Interactions between Social Infrastructure and Wildfire Risks to Improve Community Adaptive
    Capacity

Estimated Total Program Funding: $4,800,000
Expected Number of Awards: 12
Award Ceiling: $500,000
Award Floor: $250,000

More information about this program can be found here: https://cpo.noaa.gov/Funding-Opportunities/CPO-Climate-and-Societal-Interactions-CSI-Division-Bipartisan-Infrastructure-Law-BIL-Funding-Opportunity

Application Deadline: March 29, 2023

Announcementhttps://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=345214