NOAA -- FY2023 Ocean-Based Climate Resilience

Funding Agency:
Department of Commerce

The NOAA Ocean-Based Climate Resilience Accelerators funding opportunity seeks to fund accelerator entities to support businesses navigating commercialization pathways related to NOAA’s mission to help communities prepare for, adapt to, and build resilience to climate challenges. The accelerators will support entrepreneurs and startups with training, resources, mentorship, and funding to bring ocean-based climate resilience solutions to market. This funding opportunity announcement addresses Phase One of what will be implemented as a two-phase process. In Phase One, NOAA seeks proposals from qualified accelerator entities that define an approach for scoping, planning, and designing climate resilience accelerator activities according to the requirements defined in this announcement. In a subsequent Phase Two funding opportunity announcement, to be released approximately 1 month from the start of Phase One awards, NOAA will seek proposals for the implementation of the climate resilience accelerator programs that are planned and designed in Phase One. NOAA will provide technical assistance and support to successful applicants throughout the process to ensure that the program design aligns with the identified goals and objectives. Information regarding this Announcement, including webinars and additional background information, is available at the Ocean-Based Climate Resilience Accelerator website. https://ioos.noaa.gov/about/governance-and-management/inflation-reductio...

Deadline: Sep. 11, 2023

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible applicants are US-based, geographically concentrated entities to include the following: a) for-profit organizations, which may include corporations, partnerships, and joint ventures, b) academic institutions, including institutions of higher education and NOAA cooperative institutes, c) nonprofit organizations, d) Tribal organizations, e) state, territorial, or local governmental entities, agencies or instrumentalities, or f) Tribal governments or consortia of Tribal governments. Applicants are encouraged to form partnerships, with one accelerator entity serving as the lead and primary applicant. 

Amount

$250,000

Amount Description

In FY 2023 - 2024 it is estimated that up to $5 million will be available from the Inflation Reduction Act. Multiple awards are anticipated, subject to availability of funds, in amounts up to $250,000 for 9 months for Phase One. The number of awards is anticipated to support up to 15 and may be adjusted based on availability of funds or number of qualified proposals. Information regarding this Announcement, including webinars and additional background information, is available at the Ocean-Based Climate Resilience Accelerator website, https://ioos.noaa.gov/about/governance-and-management/inflation-reductio....

Funding Type

Grant

Eligibility

Faculty

Category

Environmental & Life Sciences

External Deadline

September 11, 2023