Call for Statements of Interest: NE CASC Fiscal Year 2022 Research Awards

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Overview
The Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center (NE CASC) is pleased to announce a call for Statements of Interest regarding Fiscal Year 2022 Research Awards. Available funding for the Northeastern region is up to $1.25 million, and NE CASC intends to fund up to 6-10 projects through the FY22 RFP.

  • Individual project awards are not expected to exceed $400,000 (inclusive of all indirect and overhead costs as applied by all organizations involved, including any necessary pass-through host costs) for the life of the project.
  • Projects are not to exceed 36 months (Longer projects may be considered at the discretion of the NE CASC Director.).
  • The deadline for submission of Statements of Interest is 5:00 PM Eastern Time on Friday, March 19th, 2021. 
  • Statements of Interest must be submitted through the USGS RFP Manager portal: https://sciencebase.usgs.gov/rfp/#/rfp/14731 

Please note that the geographical footprint of the Northeast region has been revised to reflect funding and establishment of a Midwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (MW CASC).

  • The new NE CASC region includes Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia and Kentucky.
  • The geographical footprint of the new MW CASC encompasses Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota and Missouri. 

Northeast Region Submission Eligibility and Process
Principal investigators from either a NE CASC University Consortium member institution (see below) or the U.S. Geological Survey may submit a Statement of Interest for consideration for FY 2022 awards. Parties from other organizations (federal, state, tribal, or other) are eligible to participate (and receive funds via sub-award from the principal investigator).

NE CASC consortium members:

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (host)
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • University of Vermont
  • USFS Northern Research Station
  • Woodwell Climate Research Center
  • College of Menominee Nation
  • Michigan State University
  • University of Missouri
  • University of Wisconsin

Please note:

Questions regarding the FY22 solicitation, NE CASC priorities, and the RFP process should be directed to:

Questions from non-USGS PIs regarding University of Massachusetts Amherst policies, budgets, and host university pass-through costs should be directed to:

Questions regarding the MW CASC priorities, eligibility, and RFP process should be directed to:

Statements of interest must be responsive to the NE CASC FY22 science priorities and adhere to the proper format and guidelines for Statements of Interest outlined in the full Funding Opportunity announcement. A timeline for the award application process and other details are also provided in the Northeast CASC Science Priorities document. The NE CASC science priorities document and the Funding Opportunity announcement are attached at the bottom of this page. Please consult them for complete information about preparing a submission.  

Informational Webinars
Two informational webinars have been held to address different aspects of this solicitation. On February 16th, the National CASC hosted a general informational webinar describing the overall application process and detailing how to submit proposals through the RFP Manager platform. A recording of this webinar is available here. On February 23rd, NE CASC held a separate informational webinar addressing the region’s specific science priorities and other relevant details. This recording can be found here