Climate and Atmospheric Research


To develop the knowledge required to establish a predictive capability for short and long-term climate fluctuations by facilitating cooperation between government, university, and nonprofit research institutions. To enhance scientific knowledge of climate and atmospheric phenomena to allow for better-informed decisions.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Federal Aviation Act, 49 U.S.C. 4720
National Climate Program Act, 15 U.S.C. 2931-2934
Navigation and Navigable Waters, 33 U.S.C. 883d
Weather Service Organic Act, 15 U.S.C. 2904
Cooperative Agreements/Reimbursement to Further NOAA’s Mission, U.S.C. 15 US Code 1540
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Institutions of higher education, other nonprofits, commercial organizations, international organizations, state, local and Indian tribal governments.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Organizations and individuals with interests in meteorology, oceanography, and climate research and prediction.
Proposals with statement of work, estimated budget, and curriculum vitae. Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular Nos. A-87 for State and local governments, A-21 for educational institutions, and A-122 for nonprofit organizations.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. See contact below
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Submit an electronic application to APPLY for financial assistance (SF 424) with statement of work to be performed and proposed amount. This program is subject to the requirements of OMB Circular No. A-110 and 15 CFR Part 24, "Grants and Cooperative Agreements with State and Local Governments," as applicable.
Award Procedure
Awards are made on the basis of scientific, office and/or peer reviews of proposals.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 120 to 180 days.
Not applicable.
By negotiation with NOAA Oceanic and Atmospheric Research.
How are proposals selected?
Proposals are subject to office and peer review process taking into consideration primarily scientific merit and application to office research goals. Principal investigators' qualifications and cost are also considered, with cost subject to negotiation.
How may assistance be used?
Grants may be used for research and development, advisory services, and operational systems as they relate to specific programs. Specific restrictions, other than those mandated for grants, are evaluated on an individual grant or program basis.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: Annual performance and financial reports are required. Final reports are due 90 days after expiration of award.
Not applicable.
Grantees expected to maintain complete records for each grant to insure funds are used for purpose for which grant was made.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching is voluntary. Cost Sharing is only required in one program element competition which is the NOAA Climate Transition Program (NCTP) where the Cost Share Percentage must be at least 5 percent of the total costs. The other competitions have no cost sharing requirement.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grant award period ranges one to five years with annual funding for one year. As stated in agreement
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Melissa Dixon
1315 East West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910 USA
Phone: 2406723316
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 22$380,000,000.00; FY 23 est $611,777,859.00; FY 24 est $500,000,000.00; FY 21$374,000,000.00; FY 20$367,000,000.00; FY 18$40,719,102.00; FY 19 est $46,568,367.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards range from $100,000 to $3,000,000, with an average of $300,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Allowable cost will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular A-87 for State and local governments and Indian Tribes; OMB Circular A-122 for nonprofit and for- profit organizations; OMB Circular A-21 for institutions of higher education; and 48 CFR Part 31 for commercial organizations. Financial assistance management will be in accordance with 15 CFR Part 14 for institutions of higher education, hospitals, and other non-profit and commercial organizations, and with 15 CFR Part 24 for State and local governments.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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