Climate Program Office/NIHHIS FY2024, Inflation Reduction Act Federal Funding
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced a $5 million funding opportunity through President Biden’s Investing in America agenda to help communities address extreme heat, which is growing in intensity due to the climate crisis and affecting millions of Americans. This competitively awarded funding will support two new virtual research centers that will provide actionable, place-based information that communities and individuals can use as climate change makes heat waves more frequent and intense.
The new virtual research centers, funded through the Inflation Reduction Act, will provide science-based support to community and government entities working to address climate and health issues. Specifically, NOAA is seeking applicants to establish the following two new centers:
- Center for Community Climate and Health Observations, Monitoring, and Evaluation. This center will provide technical and other assistance for community science projects designed to promote equitable heat resilience.
- Center for Climate and Health Assessments, Policy and Practice. This center will improve science and practice by learning from, scaling up, and openly sharing approaches, policies, protocols, and lessons to benefit all heat-affect communities.
The funding competition to create these centers of excellence will be managed by the National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS), which is led by NOAA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and managed by NOAA’s Climate Program Office. NOAA and the CDC created NIHHIS in 2015 as an interagency integrated information system.
- Letters of intent are due on Monday, August 14, 2023 at 5pm ET
- Full applications are due on Monday, October 16, 2023 at 5pm ET