2017 Federal Funding Opportunity Executive Summary

Funding Opportunity Title: Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) Program
Announcement Type: Initial
Funding Opportunity Number: NOAA-OAR-CPO-2017-2005017
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 11.431, Climate and Atmospheric Research

The NOAA Climate Program Office’s (CPO) Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) program supports research teams that conduct innovative, interdisciplinary, user-inspired, and regionally relevant research that informs resource management and public policy. CPO funds a network of RISA teams across the United States (US) and Pacific Islands, which are a model for interdisciplinary science and assessment.

In FY 2017, RISA is holding two competitions for research funding focused on three geographies. We are soliciting proposals for: 1) Competition 1: a RISA team focused on the Arizona/New Mexico region of the US; and 2) Competition 2: a RISA team focused on either the California/Nevada region of the US or on the Midwestern region of the US. We estimate that $3-$3.5 million over five years will be available for each competition, pending available funding and budget appropriations. Awards will be at a funding level of $600,000-$700,000 per year for up to 5 years.

Please download and carefully read the RISA Information Sheet for more detailed information. NOAA is accepting individual applications for 2 competitions under the Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments Program

A RISA team focused on the Arizona/New Mexico region of the U.S.

Competition#: 2620408

Download Information Sheet

LOIs: November 29, 2016
Full Proposals: February 6, 2017

Manager: Sarah Close
Email: sarah.close@noaa.gov

A RISA team focused on either the California/Nevada region of the U.S. or the Midwestern region of the U.S.

Competition#: 2620400

Download Information Sheet

LOIs: November 21st, 2016
Full Proposals: January 30, 2017

Manager: Chelsea Combest-Friedman
Email: oar.cpo.risa@noaa.gov


Important Dates

Letters of Intent: November 29, 2016

Letters of intent (LOIs) for all competitions should be received by email (to oar.cpo.risa@noaa.gov) by 5:00 p.m. ET on November 29, 2016. A response to the LOI from the Competition Manager (e-mail or letter) will be sent to the investigator within four weeks after the LOI’s due date encouraging or discouraging a full application based on its relevance to the targeted Competition..

Full Applications: February 6, 2017

Full applications for all competitions must be received by 5:00 p.m. ET on February 6, 2017. Full applications for the applications received after this time will not be considered for funding. Applications must be submitted via http://www.grants.gov. For applications submitted through grants.gov, the basis for determining timeliness is the receipt notice issued by http://www.grants.gov, which includes the date and time received. Emailed or faxed copies of applications will not be accepted

For applicants without internet access, please contact the CPO Grants Manager Diane Brown by mail at NOAA Climate Program Office (R/CP1), SSMC3, Room 12734, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910 to obtain an application package. Please allow two weeks after receipt for a response. Hard copy submissions will be date and time stamped when they are received in the Climate Program Office.

Where to submit

Application packages:

Visit Grants.gov and
click on Apply for Grants. You may also directly view the Grants.gov listing here.

Federal Funding Opportunity Number: NOAA-OAR-CPO-2017-2005017

Applicants without Internet access:

Send applications to:
Diane Brown
CPO Grants Manager
NOAA Climate Program Office (R/CP1), SSMC3, Room 12734
1315 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Please allow two weeks after receipt for a response.

For Federal Investigators

Federal lead investigators who wish to apply to this Announcement of Opportunity must prepare a proposal according to the FFO guidelines and submit the proposal to the program manager directly, instead of to Grants.gov. Federal co-investigators must submit a proposal identical to the proposal lead's but with personalized budget information.

Letters of Intent for Federal investigators should be received by the Competition Managers by email (oar.cpo.risa@noaa.gov) by 5 p.m. Eastern Time November 29, 2016 for all competitions.

Questions/Who to Contact:

General Questions:
Diane Brown, CPO Grants Manager
Diane.Brown@noaa.gov

Contacts for questions about Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA)

Competition 1 (AZ/NM):
Contact: Sarah Close
Email: sarah.close@noaa.gov

Competition 2 (CA/NV or Midwest):
Contact: Chelsea Combest-Friedman
Email: oar.cpo.risa@noaa.gov

General Questions:

Diane Brown, CPO Grants Manager
Email: Diane.Brown@noaa.gov

Questions Regarding the Competitions:

Manager: Sarah Close
Email: sarah.close@noaa.gov

Manager: Chelsea Combest-Friedman
Email: oar.cpo.risa@noaa.gov

CONTACT US

Climate Program Office
1315 East-West Hwy, Suite 1100
Silver Spring, MD 20910

CPO.webmaster@noaa.gov

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