Presentation: Information for the letters of intent phase in the federal funding opportunities process

This presentation focuses on our three new competitions, their goals, and the process for applying to these competitions. Note there is a subsequent webinar on October 18, 2-3 pm ET, which will focus on the proposal phase of these competitions.  Watch this location for additional information.

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The three competitions covered in this presentation are:

  1. Sectoral Applications Research Program (SARP) and Coping with Drought in Support of the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS).
  2. Assessing and Communicating Economic Impacts and Risks Associated with Water Resource Management Challenges Along the Coast (joint competition between COCA and SARP).
  3. Coastal and Ocean Climate Applications (COCA) Sustainable Fisheries in a Changing Climate Program: Supporting Resilient Fishing Communities in the Northeast Region



Americans’ health, security and economic wellbeing are tied to climate and weather. Every day, we see communities grappling with environmental challenges due to unusual or extreme events related to climate and weather. In 2017, the United States experienced a record-tying 16 climate- and weather-related disasters where overall costs reached or exceeded $1 billion. Combined, these events claimed 362 lives, and had significant economic effects on the areas impacted, costing more than $306 billion. Businesses, policy leaders, resource managers and citizens are increasingly asking for information to help them address such challenges.


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