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
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.
LOIs: November 29, 2016
Full Proposals: February 6, 2017
Manager: Sarah Close
A RISA team focused on either the California/Nevada region of the U.S. or the Midwestern region of the U.S.
LOIs: November 21st, 2016
Full Proposals: January 30, 2017
Manager: Chelsea Combest-Friedman
Letters of Intent: November 29, 2016
Letters of intent (LOIs) for all competitions should be received by email (to firstname.lastname@example.org) 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
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:
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 (email@example.com) by 5 p.m. Eastern Time November 29, 2016 for all competitions.
Questions/Who to Contact:
Contacts for questions about Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA)
Diane Brown, CPO Grants Manager
Competition 1 (AZ/NM):
Contact: Sarah Close
Competition 2 (CA/NV or Midwest):
Contact: Chelsea Combest-Friedman