Welcome to the RISA Federal Funding Opportunity Page for FY 2018

Here you can find this year's Climate and Societal Interactions FY 2018 FFO and the FY 2018 RISA Program Information sheet. Please see visit CPO Grants and Projects for more information.

The NOAA Climate Program Office’s (CPO) Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) program supports research teams that help regions and communities better prepare and plan for hazards and extreme events. RISA teams conducts innovative, interdisciplinary, user-inspired, and regionally relevant research that informs resource management and public policy. Central to the RISA approach are commitments to process, partnership, and trust building. CPO funds eleven different RISA teams across the United States (US) and Pacific Islands, many of which are a model for interdisciplinary science and assessment. This section contains the details of the RISA competition for FY 2018. We are soliciting proposals to fund one RISA team focused on the South Central region in the US where there are ongoing RISA activities. 

FY2018 Federal Funding Opportunity

Funding Opportunity Title: Climate and Societal Interactions
Announcement Type: Initial
Funding Opportunity Number: NOAA-OAR-CPO-2018-2005445
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 11.431, Climate and Atmospheric Research

Download the Full FFO

Download the RISA Info Sheet

Download the RISA Webinar Presentation (Slides only)

Dr. Chelsea Combest-Friedman
Social Scientist, Program Director (Acting)
P: (301) 734-1240

Caitlin Simpson
Program Manager
P: (301) 734-1251

Dr. Ariela Zycherman
Social Scientist, Program Manager
P: (301) 734-1244

Sean Bath
Physical Scientist, Program Manager
P: (301) 734-1294

Genie Bey*
Program Specialist (UCAR)
P: (435) 610-0161

Jessica Garrison*
Program Specialist (UCAR)
P: (270) 308-5843


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