Notice of Funding Opportunity FAQs

WPO is committed to facilitating an efficient, straightforward, and inclusive grants application process. Through surveys, in-person discussions, email, and more, we have collected feedback about the process to incorporate in the development of a new competition schedule. WPO recognizes that the grants process can be difficult, time-intensive, and potentially confusing at times for all parties, including applicants, institutions, reviewers, and grants management teams. The Notice of Funding Opportunity for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20 NOFO) was developed with this in mind. For more information, visit https://wpo.noaa.gov/nofo or email us as info.WPO@noaa.gov.


With all WPO competitions using the same deadline, there is potential for a large number of submissions in a short period of time. Please encourage applicants to complete their submission packages early to avoid backlogs and potential delays near the deadline(s).

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