CSC Recompetition

There are currently no open hosting recompetitions for the Climate Science Centers.

Please see the CSC Recompetition FAQ here (Updated December 12, 2016)


Map with CSC regions and (re)compete announcement schedule

In May 2016, the U.S. Geological Survey released a Program Announcement via 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 Common FAQs and answers can also be found at the link above.

Estimated dates for the announcements to recompete the CSC hosts:

2016: Southeast, Northwest, Alaska, Midwest (proposed) CLOSED
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 >>


Recompetition Materials

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.