NOAA -- Climate Program Office 2023

Funding Agency:
Department of Commerce

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), the Climate Program Office (CPO) addresses these 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.

Through this announcement, CPO is seeking applications for eight individual competitions in FY23. Several of these competitions are relevant to four high-priority climate risk areas CPO is focusing on to improve science understanding and/or capabilities that result in user-driven outcomes: Coastal Inundation, Marine Ecosystems, Water Resources, and Extreme Heat. More information about CPO’s Climate Risk Areas Initiative can be found at

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.


  • Letters of intent (LOIs) for all competitions should be received by email by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Sep. 1, 2022.
  • Full applications for all competitions must be received by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Nov. 21, 2022.

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Areas of Interest

The six competitions covered by this announcement are as follows:

*Atmospheric Chemistry, Carbon Cycle, and Climate (AC4): Methane across scales

*Climate Observations and Monitoring (COM): Precipitation-related Dataset Development and Analysis

*Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections-National Integrated Drought Information System (MAPP-NIDIS): Science for the 21st Century Western U.S. Hydroclimate

*Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP): Climate Futures: Projections for Societally-Relevant Problems

*Earth’s Radiation Budget, AC4, and Climate Variability and Predictability (ERB, AC4 and CVP): Applications of satellite data to aerosol research

*Climate and Fisheries Adaptation (CAFA): Promoting resilience and adaptation of U.S. marine fisheries and fishing communities

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible applicants are institutions of higher education, other nonprofits, commercial organizations, international organizations, and state, local and Indian tribal governments. Federal agencies or institutions are not eligible to receive Federal assistance under this notice.

Amount Description

In FY23, approximately $11.1 million will be available for approximately 90 new awards pending budget appropriations (see section I.B above). It is anticipated that most awards will be at a funding level between $50,000 and $300,000 per year with exceptions for larger awards, unless otherwise noted below. Federal funding for FY 2024 may be used to fund awards submitted under this Notice of Funding Opportunity. Current or previous grantees are eligible to apply for a new award that builds on, but does not replicate, activities covered in existing or previous awards. Current grantees should not apply for supplementary funding through this announcement.

Funding Type





Environmental & Life Sciences

External Deadline

November 21, 2022