Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 9/21/2023

NOAA -- Climate Program Office (CPO), Climate Adaptation Partnerships Program FY2024

The Climate Adaptation Partnerships (CAP) program in the Climate and Societal Interactions (CSI) division of the Climate Program Office is an applied research and engagement program that expands society’s regional capacity to adapt to climate impacts in the United States. The CAP program supports sustained, collaborative relationships that help communities build lasting and equitable climate resilience. Funded by 5-year cooperative agreements with NOAA, the work is accomplished by teams of research institutions, nonprofit organizations, and state/local/Tribal governments in multi-state regions. CAP teams engage in a variety of applied and co-developed research and partnerships with communities. A central tenet of the CAP program is that learning about climate adaptation and resilience is facilitated by and sustained across a wide range of experts, practitioners, and the public. Learning about and doing adaptation happens within social contexts. As such, the CAP program supports networks of people working together to plan for and adjust to change using science and local knowledge.

CAP prioritizes collaborative approaches that incorporate multiple knowledge sources and integrate social, physical, and natural science, resulting in long-term support of and increased capacity for communities. In addition, CAP supports cutting-edge social science on the impacts of climate change on communities, challenges and opportunities for adaptation, and inclusive methods of engagement. As the adaptation community in the United States advances and evolves, CAP seeks to support new creative, solution-oriented approaches that are both responsive to communities and that integrate across silos of scientific knowledge and expertise.

Through this NOFO, CAP is soliciting applications for up to one new team in each of the following regions: 1. Upper Northeast - Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, western Massachusetts, and upstate New York 2. Southeast - Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Florida


  • Letters of intent: Oct. 30, 2023
  • Full applications: Feb. 5, 2024
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

Proposals can request up to $1,100,000/year for core CAP work, for a total of $5,500,000. A minimum of $200,000 within the total budget must be set aside to directly fund community-based organizations or local governments serving under-resourced frontline communities. It is anticipated that a maximum of one CAP team will be funded per region, depending on funding availability. CPO anticipates that funding decisions on applications will be made during spring 2024. Such decisions are contingent upon the final FY24 appropriation for NOAA by Congress and the final allocation of funds to CPO by NOAA.

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