In May 2016, the U.S. Geological Survey released a Program Announcement via Grants.gov to request applications to host Climate Science Centers (CSCs) in four regions. Three of these – Alaska, Northwest and Southeast – were re-competitions of the hosting arrangements currently in place in those regions. The fourth was a planned new CSC that would be created by splitting the Northeast CSC region, which presently encompasses all or part of 22 states. This new region would be comprised of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, and Kentucky (see a map of the proposed region here). This proposal was announced in the President’s FY2017 budget, and establishment of the CSC is contingent upon Congressional action on that proposal. The original May 2016 program announcement is now CLOSED.
The program announcement invites proposals to host each CSC (including identification of consortium partners), and to determine if their proposed science, partnership, and program support activities and strategies are appropriate to serve in these roles.
To facilitate the financial assistance application process, a series of webinars have been conducted by the NCCWSC to accommodate inquiries from Applicants about this program and the proposal review, evaluation, and selection process. Recordings from these webinars can be made available upon request (please email email@example.com). Common FAQs and answers can also be found at the link above.
Additional documents relevant to the competition can be found below.
The map above shows the estimated dates for the announcements to (re)compete the CSC hosts.
2016: Southeast, Northwest, Alaska, Midwest (proposed)
2017: Southwest, North Central
2018: Pacific Islands, South Central, Northeast
A formal review of each CSC is being conducted on a similar timeline. Learn more about the CSC reviews >>
Find below documents, presentations, and other materials related to the recompetition of cooperative agreements between the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the institutions that host the Climate Science Centers (CSCs). This page is intended to ensure full access by all parties to relevant information on planning and process for the competition and award process itself, as well as on relevant forward-looking strategic discussions that occur with respect to individual CSCs and the network as a whole.
- CSC Review Team Member Solicitation
- Notes from Meeting with CSC Host and Consortium Partners, October 22, 2015
- Presentation to CSC Host and Consortium Partners, October 22, 2015
Issue Brief: Recompetition of the CSC Hosting Agreements (Provided to ACCCNRS members for committee meeting, April 19-20, 2016)
Issue Brief: External Program Review of the Climate Science Centers (Provided to ACCCNRS members for committee meeting, April 19-20, 2016)
CSC Recompetition Information - Presentation Slides (Robin O'Malley presentation to ACCCNRS members at committee meeting, April 19-20, 2016)