NOAA’s National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS)
announced approximately $2 million in funding for projects to support tribal drought resilience as part of President Biden’s
in America agenda. This investment will help tribal nations address current and future drought risk on tribal lands across the Western U.S. while informing decision-making
and strengthening tribal drought resilience in a changing climate.
Proposals may request funding of up to $700,000 total to be disseminated in the first year and expended over three years in the form of cooperative agreements. A total of 3–5 projects
may be funded depending on the project budget requested.
Applications should be developed by or in full partnership with tribal nations to fund the implementation of activities that address current and future drought risk in the context
of a changing climate on tribal lands across the Western U.S. If the primary applicant is not a tribal government, full partnership with a tribal nation can be demonstrated by including at least one full investigator representing a federally recognized tribe
on the project, and indicating through the budget and budget justification how funds are being disseminated to the tribal nation.
Competition activities could include, but are not limited to: conducting drought vulnerability assessments; developing drought plans and communication plans; and identifying primary
drought impacts, optimal drought indicators, and/or triggers. Additional activities could include improving drought monitoring; developing drought dashboards with relevant drought data and real-time information; and demonstrating the application of drought
data and information to enhance decision-making.
The deadline for Letters of Intent submission is
Thursday, November 2, 2023 by 11:59 p.m. ET.
The deadline for application submission is
Thursday, February 15, 2024 by 11:59 p.m. ET.
Letters of Intent or applications received after the above deadlines will not be reviewed or considered.
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