WPO Funding Opportunities

NOAA’s Weather Program Office (WPO; formerly OWAQ, the Office of Weather and Air Quality) is accepting proposals for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) from August 12, 2020, through November 18, 2020.

View and apply to the funding opportunity here.

WPO’s FY21 NOFO is soliciting research toward improving weather, water, air quality, and earth-system modeling and observations, and social, behavioral, and economic science applications. Projects should focus on advancing science and technology from the research stage to transitionable outputs or prototype products that NOAA or external partners could further develop into practical applications and operations.

  • The three grant competitions from this notification are valued at approximately $7.75 million per year.
  • Letters of Intent must be submitted by 5pm ET on Tue Sep 22, 2020.
  • Full applications must be received by 5pm ET on Wed Nov 18, 2020.
  • Award decisions are expected in April 2021.

An Executive Summary of this notice can be found here.

The full notice can be accessed through the U.S. federal grants system here.

Need assistance with Completing a Proposal? Click here.


The following three programs are accepting funding applications as part of this opportunity. Please click to the icon to learn more.

Joint Technology Transfer Initiative (JTTI)

Joint Technology Transfer Initiative

Weather Observations Research

Social Science

Social Science


Supplemental Information from WPO


Changes from previous years

Federal employees may not request funding for travel to conferences, workshops, etc. Federal employees may only request travel funding for project-critical travel for field work sites. No non-NOAA federal agencies/institutions may request funding as part of this opportunity.

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