Funding Opportunities

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ESTCP FY 2024 Supplemental Solicitation The Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) requests proposals in two topic areas: Climate Resilience in DoD Key Geographies and Strategy, Framework, and Datasets to Bridge the Weather-to-Climate Continuum Gap in DoD Weather and Climate Change Exposure Assessment, Adaptation, and Resilience. Costs should be appropriate to the level of effort required. Proposals due September 14, 2023.


Authority to Accept Unsolicited Proposals for Research Partnerships $3M available for innovative projects that address current research priorities and could inform HUD’s policies and programs. Priorities include “Advance Sustainable and Equitable Communities.” Cost share required. Open until June 30, 2025.


Environmental Health Sciences Core Centers (EHSCC) (P30 Clinical Trial Optional) $6M for 4 awards to fund Core Centers for environmental health science research. LOI Due March 19, 2024 and Full Proposal Due April 19, 2024.

NOT-ES-22-006: Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Climate Change and Health - List of announcements from NIH in the Climate Change and Health area.


Climate Program Office NIHHIS FY2024 $3M - $9M award amounts. The National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS) is offering funding opportunities under two competitions to expand development of actionable, place-based climate information for community heat resilience. LOI Due August 14, 2023 and Full Proposal Due October 16, 2023.

NERRS Habitat Protection and Restoration Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) Competition $16M for 10 awards and available to National Estuarine Research Reserves for coastal habitat restoration; coastal habitat restoration planning, engineering, and design; and land conservation projects. LOI Due August 14, 2023 and Full Proposals Due January 10, 2024.

CZM Habitat Protection and Restoration Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) Competition $59.6M for 15 awards available to Coastal Zone Management Programs for coastal habitat restoration; coastal habitat restoration planning, engineering, and design; and land conservation projects. LOI Due August 14, 2023 and Full Proposals Due January 10, 2024.

Climate Program Office FY2024 Up to $350K per award available for projects across the foundational, cross-disciplinary climate sciences, assessments, capacity building, tool development, and education. LOI for CVP and MAPP due August 18, 2023; LOI for AC4 due September 11, 2023. Full proposals due November 17th, 2023.

Climate Resilience Regional Challenge $575 million is available for projects that build the resilience of coastal communities to extreme weather - Track One: Regional Collaborative Building and Strategy Development, Track Two: Implementation of Resilience and Adaptation Actions. LOI Due August 21, 2023 Full Proposal Due February 13, 2024.

Ocean-Based Climate Resilience $5M available for 15 awards. The NOAA Ocean-Based Climate Resilience Accelerators funding opportunity seeks to fund accelerator entities to support businesses with commercialization of ocean-based climate resilience solutions. Full Proposal Due September 11, 2023.

Ocean Exploration Education $500K - $10M award amounts for proposals that support NOAA Ocean Exploration’s education priorities, which include increasing the diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the education program; and developing education resources to complement virtual and hybrid education delivery. Full Proposal Due September 15, 2023.

Ocean Acidification Program (OAP) Education Mini-Grant Program $50K - $400K award amounts. Priority goals include engaging diverse audiences in ocean acidification education and outreach, matching ocean acidification communication needs with existing research, education and outreach activities, while developing innovative approaches for community involvement. LOI Due September 15, 2023 and Full Proposal Due February 23, 2024.

Ocean Acidification Coastal Research: Uniting Investigations and Shipboard Experiments (OA CRUISE) $1M available for 5-10 projects. Cruise project proposals to complement core observing activities on existing cruises as part of its upcoming coastal ocean acidification (OA) cruises targeting the US Coastal Large Marine Ecosystems. Full Proposal Due September 18, 2023. 

2023 Inflation Reduction Act Climate-Ready Workforce for Coastal States and Territories Competition $50M available for 20 awards to form partnerships to train workers for jobs that enhance climate resilience. LOI Due November 30, 2023 and Full Proposals due February 13, 2024.


Dynamics of Integrated Socio-Environmental Systems (DISES) (nsf20579) $15 - 18M available for 9 to 15 awards for projects that advance basic scientific understanding of integrated socio-environmental systems and the complex interactions within and among the environmental (biological, physical and chemical) and human ("socio") (economic, social, political, or behavioral) components of such a system. Full Proposal Due November 15, 2023.

Organismal Response to Climate Change (ORCC) (nsf22513) $10M available for 6 to 10 awards for projects that integrate the study of genomic, physiological, structural, developmental, neural, or behavioral mechanisms of organismal response to climate change (ORCC) with eco-evolutionary approaches to better manage the effects of a rapidly changing climate on earth's living systems. Full Proposal Due November 15, 2023.

Environmental Convergence Opportunities in Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (ECO-CBET) (nsf21596) $8.5M available for 5 to 6 awards to support fundamental research activities that confront vexing environmental engineering and sustainability problems by developing foundational knowledge underlying processes and mechanisms such that the design of innovative new materials, processes, and systems is possible. Full Proposal Due January 31, 2024.

Biodiversity on a Changing Planet (BoCP) (nsf23542) $14 - $17M available for 8 to 12 awards. The BoCP program is a cross directorate and international program led by NSF that invites submission of interdisciplinary proposals addressing grand challenges in biodiversity science within the context of unprecedented environmental change, including climate change. Full Proposals due March 21, 2024.

NSF Building Synthetic Microbial Communities for Biology, Mitigating Climate Change, Sustainability, and Biotechnology (Synthetic Communities) $9.5M available for 7 to 12 awards for projects in synthetic microbiology that aim to address pressing societal goals such as mitigating the effects of climate change, building a circular bio-economy, bio-degradation of recalcitrant or "forever chemicals," sustainable crop production, and correcting imbalances in microbial populations in hosts and the environment. Full Proposal Due August 1, 2024.

Paleo Perspectives on Present and Projected Climate (P4CLIMATE) (nsf22612) $14M available for 35 awards for projects that utilize observational and modeling studies to provide paleo perspectives addressing the two research themes: 1) Past Regional and Seasonal Climate; and 2) Past Climate Forcing, Sensitivity, and Feedbacks. Full Proposal Due October 22, 2024.

Paleoclimate General program information.


Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Foundational and Applied Science Program $300M for research, education, and extension projects in six priority areas: plant health and production and plant products; animal health and production and animal products; food safety, nutrition, and health; bioenergy, natural resources, and environment; agriculture systems and technology; and agriculture economics and rural communities. Standard grants up to $1.15M. Deadlines between August 3, 2023 and November 16, 2023.


Accelerating Kelp Research and Restoration in California: 2024 Request for Proposals $5M available for 3 to 8 projects. This solicitation seeks to support solutions-oriented projects that will guide the development of ecosystem-based management strategies for kelp in the face of climate change, including both research and restoration activities. LOI Due August 15, 2023 and Full Proposals Due October 3, 2023.

Eppley Foundation $460K available (typical awards $25K) for projects that have the purpose of “increasing knowledge in pure or applied science…in chemistry, physics and biology through study, research and publication.” LOI due on  September 15th and March 15th each year. Invited proposals due on October 15 and April 15th each year.

National Wildlife Federation | Nature-based Solutions Funding Database Range of funding opportunities.

Center funding initiatives

Center for Coastal Climate Resilience Pilot Funding Initiative (Closed)

The UC Santa Cruz Center for Coastal Climate Resilience Pilot Funding Initiative supports early-stage activities that advance research projects, collaborations and creative works that address coastal climate related impacts and solutions. See the list of funded projects.

Center for Coastal Climate Resilience Implementation Grants (Closed)

The Center for Coastal Climate Resilience Implementation Grant Program supports projects that build on existing work, engage partners, and deliver clear outcomes and solutions to address the challenges from coastal climate change in California and beyond. See a list of funded projects.

University of California Office of the President

California Climate Action Seed and Matching Grants (Closed)

The California Climate Action Seed Grants and the California Climate Action Matching Grants support applied research and development projects focused on building capacity for climate resilience, adaptation, and mitigation across the State of California, with particular emphasis on the disparate impacts of climate on vulnerable communities.

See the UC Climate Action Initiative for more information.