July 28, 2023 USTFA

NOAA Updates

NOAA Seeks Public Comment to Inform More Equitable Climate Service Delivery

NOAA has released a Request for Information (RFI) that seeks feedback on its delivery of climate data, information, science and tools, or “climate services,” to help ensure that this vital information reaches all U.S. communities in a way that is accessible, inclusive and usable.

The RFI also focuses on how NOAA can increase capacity and access to climate services for climate preparedness, resilience and adaptation planning in historically underserved communities — including tribal and Indigenous communities. The RFI will also address how the agency can better include indigenous and local knowledge in its climate services.

Read the full story and submit comments


Climate Ready Workforce Funding Opportunity

Sea Grant and the NOAA Climate Program Office, with support from the NOAA Office for Coastal Management, seek to establish programs aimed at at placing people across the country into good jobs that advance climate resilience and assisting employers in developing a 21st century workforce that is climate literate, informed by climate resilience, and skilled at addressing consequent challenges.

Approximately $50M in Inflation Reduction Act funding is available to support projects ranging in size from $500,000 to $10M.

Letters of Intent due November 30, 2023

Full applications due February 13, 2024

More Information, including webinar recordings and resilience resources


NOAA Announces Funding Opportunities Under Inflation Reduction Act

In addition to the Climate Ready Workforce Initiative funding opportunity, NOAA has recently announced several other funding opportunities under the Inflation Reduction Act as part of its Climate Ready Coasts and Communities Initiative.

The Climate Resilience Regional Challenge will fund a new $575 million competitive grant program that will invest in holistic, collaborative approaches to coastal resilience at regional scales. Funds will support climate resilience and adaptation actions that are appropriate to the plan, place, and people, and supported by NOAA technical assistance.

The Ocean-based Climate Resilience Accelerators funding opportunity will focus on partnering with and funding eligible organizations to develop business accelerators that provide specific programming and opportunities for small businesses and entrepreneurs aligned with identified marine-based climate resilience theme areas.

Read more about NOAA’s investments

Current Funding Opportunities