Climate and Resilience Funding opportunities (August 15, 2019)

NIDIS Coping with Drought Funding Opportunity. Letters of Intent due August 23, 2019. NIDIS is seeking proposals through the Coping With Drought grant program to improve our understanding and use of: (1) drought indicators, thresholds, and triggers, and (2) drought impact reporting to inform more deliberate and expanded decision-making to prepare for and respond to drought. To register for the informational webinar on August 6, click here. For more information and to apply, click here. To view the program information sheet, click here.

Emergency Coastal Resilience Fund: Applicant Webinar. The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation will be holding two applicant webinars on September 4, 2019 from 10am- 11am Pacific and September 10, 2019 from 3:30pm-4:30 pm Pacific. The Emergency Coastal Resilience Fund aims to increase the resilience of coastal communities within federally declared counties impacted by hurricanes Florence and Michael, Typhoon Yutu and wildfires in 2018. Learn about the funding opportunity and how to submit a competitive grant proposal. To register for webinar 1, click here. To register for webinar 2, click here. Requests for proposals are coming soon.

Native America Agriculture Fund 2019 RFA. Applications are due September 30, 2019. NAAF’s mission, as a private charitable trust created for educational and charitable purposes, is to support Native American farmers and ranchers and promote their continued engagement in agriculture. NAAF was created after conclusion of the lengthy Keepseagle v. Vilsack litigation and was designed for the purpose of addressing four areas important to the success of Native farmers and ranchers: business assistance, agricultural education, technical support and advocacy. NAAF is allowed to fund four (4) types of eligible entities: 501(c)(3) organizations, educational organizations, CDFIs or Native CDFIs, and Tribal governments (state or federally-recognized) or instrumentalities of those governments. To view the RFA and apply, click here.

NOAA Climate Program Grants FY 2020 Notice of Funding Opportunity. The NOAA Climate Program Office supports competitive research through three major program areas: Earth System Science and Modeling (ESSM); Climate and Societal Interactions (CSI); and Communication, Education and Engagement (CEE). Through this announcement, CPO is seeking applications for 10 individual competitions in FY20. Prior to submitting applications, investigators are highly encouraged to learn more about CPO and its programs, as well as specific program priorities for FY20. Information is available ( and on the NOAA Climate Program Office site ( In FY20, approximately $13 million will be available for approximately 90 new awards pending budget appropriations. It is anticipated that most awards will be at a funding level between $50,000 and $300,000 per year with exceptions for larger awards, unless otherwise noted below. Federal funding for FY 2021 may be used to fund awards submitted under this Notice of Funding Opportunity. Current or previous grantees are eligible to apply for a new award that builds on, but does not replicate, activities covered in existing or previous awards. Current grantees should not apply for supplementary funding through this announcement.

  • Letters of Intent. Letters of intent (LOIs) for all competitions should be received by email by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on August 23, 2019. 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. Full applications for all competitions must be received by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, October 28, 2019. Applications received after these dates and times will not be considered for funding. Applications must be submitted via For applications submitted through, the basis for determining timeliness is the receipt notice issued by, which includes the date and time received.

Collaborative Forest Restoration Program. Pre-proposals due August 16, 2019. Full proposals due by November 22, 2019. Created in 2009 by Congress, CFLRP has proven to be an effective tool for improving forest conditions, growing rural economies, and leveraging partner investments to improve the quality and scale of restorative work. The CFLRP invested in collaborative approaches to forest restoration in landscapes across the country. There is an upcoming webinar on July 19, 2019 from 9:30 am- 11 am Pacific for interested applicants to learn more about the funding opportunity. To join the webinar, click here. For more information and to apply, click here.

WaterSMART Drought Response Program: Drought Resiliency Projects for FY 2020 and 2021. FY 2020 Applications are due October 16, 2019. FY 2021 Applications are due October 14, 2020. The objective of this FOA is to invite states, tribes, irrigation districts, water districts, and other organizations with water or power delivery authority to leverage their money and resources by cost sharing with Reclamation on Drought Resiliency Projects that will increase the reliability of water supplies; improve water management; and provide benefits for fish, wildlife, and the environment to mitigate impacts caused by drought. For more information and to apply, click here.

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