Cooperative agreements and grants to USA and Territories IHEs, nonprofit organizations, governmental and tribal agencies, and commercial organizations for climate change research and planning activities. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended for research and planning activities that will assist vulnerable populations in weathering the effects of climate change.
The RISA program builds relationships that help local decision makers and researchers collaborate on adapting to climate change. Through regionally-focused and interdisciplinary research and engagement teams, RISA expands the Nation’s capacity to adapt and become resilient to extreme weather events and climate change. RISA teams accomplish this through applied and co-developed research and partnerships with communities. A central tenet of the RISA program is that learning about climate adaptation and resilience is facilitated by and sustained across a wide range of experts, practitioners, and the public. As such, the RISA program supports a network of people, prioritizing wide participation in learning by doing, learning through adapting, and managing risk with uncertain information. 
The RISA program is holding four competitions (competition 4 in partnership with the Adaptation Science Program [AdSci]) under this Federal Funding Opportunity: 
RISA teams for the following regions currently covered by the RISA program: West & Southwest; 
RISA teams for the following regions new to the RISA program: U.S. Caribbean and Central Midwest; Collaborative Planning Activities in the Upper Northeast and Appalachia; Research on Complex Fiscal Pathways for Climate Adaptation in Rural Areas Across the U.S.The RISA program encourages applicants and awardees to support the principles of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion when writing their proposals and while performing their work. Ensuring justice and equity means paying particular attention to populations most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, which are often low-income communities, historically marginalized communities, indigenous and tribal communities, those already overburdened by pollution, those who lack economic or social opportunity, and people facing disenfranchisement. Diversity here is defined as a collection of individual attributes that together help organizations achieve objectives. Inclusion is defined as a culture that connects each person to the larger organizing structure. Promoting justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion improves the creativity, productivity, and vitality of the communities in which the program engages.
Information about Program Priorities can be found at https://cpo.noaa.gov/Portals/0/Grants/2022/NOAA-OAR-CPO-2022-2007019-NOFO.pdf#page=6.Eligible Geographic Areas can be found at https://cpo.noaa.gov/Portals/0/Grants/2022/RISA-Information-Sheet-FY22.pdf#page=4.grants for minorities

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