NOAA Climate Program Office - Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments RISA Program

Sponsor Deadline: 

Jan 11, 2022

Letter of Intent Deadline: 

Oct 19, 2021


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NOAA Climate Program Office - Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments RISA Program
Letters of intent (strongly encouraged) for all competitions are due on October 19, 2021.
Full applications for all competitions are due on January 11, 2022.

The Regional Integrated Science and Assessments (RISA) Program resides in the Climate Program Office’s (CPO) Climate and Societal Interactions Division (CSI). Today, CSI continues to work with partners to enhance community and national resilience in the face of climatic changes, through human-centered research and engagement activities designed to connect innovative science directly to complex and dynamic preparedness, adaptation, and resilience challenges. The Climate and Societal Interactions Division CSI Division is reorganizing to include the new Adaptation Science Program (AdSci) as well as continuing to support the RISA Program, in order to streamline, expand, and build upon past investments, and address emerging topics in adaptation science—a critical cornerstone to a more resilient future

The RISA program is holding four competitions (competition 4 in partnership with the Adaptation Science Program [AdSci]) under this Federal Funding Opportunity:
1. RISA teams for the following regions currently covered by the RISA program: West &Southwest
2. RISA teams for the following regions new to the RISA program: U.S. Caribbean and Central Midwest, including Iowa
3. Collaborative Planning Activities in the Upper Northeast and Appalachia
4. Research on Complex Fiscal Pathways for Climate Adaptation in Rural Areas across the US -  supports innovative social science research that can support successful adaptation across the nation.  Rural areas are important not only to the populations who live there, but also because large amounts of water and other natural resources are located within them. Compared to urban areas, rural areas experience slower economic growth, high  unemployment and poverty rates, and population decline. Climate change further affects these areas by exacerbating risks to health and safety (e.g., through heat events, higher nighttime minimums, changes in the intensity of storms, etc.), and causing further stress to local economies and industries, natural resources, infrastructure, and transportation. . . . Applicants should consider a variety of quantitative and qualitative social science methods and approaches from geography, sociology, history, law, political science, economics, anthropology, and similar disciplines to explore the complexity of fiscal pathways.