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National Climate Adaptation Science Center Program (NCASC) -- Alaska, Northwest, and Southeast
USGS has established a network of geographically dispersed Climate Adaptation Science Centers (CASC) (see Learn About the Regional CASCs | U.S. Geological Survey (usgs.gov)). The USGS, through the National Climate Adaptation Science Center (NCASC), manages the CASCs (see Climate Adaptation Science Centers | U.S. Geological Survey (usgs.gov)). CASCs are based at organizations (hereafter termed Hosts or Host Institutions) that provide suitable facilities, partnerships, science, capacity building, communications, and programmatic capabilities, either alone or in combination with other partners (“consortium partners”). At the national level, USGS (through the National CASC) provides executive staffing and administrative support, conducts a program to link and synthesize CASC research activities, and provides communication data management, and information technology strategy coordination.
The goal of each CASC is to work with regional managers of land, water, fish and wildlife, as well as nearshore, coastal, and cultural heritage resources in order to identify high priority resource management and decision needs for which information on climate change, impacts, and adaptation is needed. As an objective, each CASC works to deliver scientific information and tools that can help resource managers develop strategies, policies, programs, and activities for responding to climate change.
Each regional CASC has a Host institution component and a federal component. They have distinct funding, personnel, and work plans but work together with a collaborative approach towards a common mission. In general, the federal component’s focus is on developing science priorities and a science agenda, as well as longer-term research and synthesis activities – especially when these span multiple funding cycles. The Host institution component’s focus is generally on science implementation, communications, and outreach.
Deadline: March 14, 2023
Non-Federal entities eligible to submit proposals under this Announcement include state, not-for-profit, local government, and academic institutions. USGS entities may not submit proposals and may not be listed as formal partners on proposals. Federal agencies may collaborate in the execution of research projects, but should not be a Host or a consortium partner; Federal partners must receive money through other methods as appropriate and not through Federal financial assistance (i.e., the CASC hosting cooperative agreement).
Southeast CASC base funding amount: $7,400,000