NIDIS and its partners offer a variety of funding opportunities related to drought early warning research across many sectors and fields, including science, education, and technology.
Competitive Funding Opportunities
These featured competitive funding opportunities support advancing drought early warning across a variety of sectors and are offered by NIDIS and partnering agencies and organizations.
NIDIS's Coping with Drought funding competition supports research that assesses impacts of drought on agriculture, ecosystems, and water resources and develops decision support tools for regional, state, and local use.
For FY 2022, NIDIS is hosting two Coping with Drought competitions:
- Ecological Drought
- Building Tribal Drought Resilience
Letters of intent (LOIs) for both competitions should be received by email by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on August 9, 2021. Full applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on October 18, 2021.
Part of NOAA's Climate Program Office, the Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP) Program hosts annual funding competitions soliciting proposals on climate-related topics. NIDIS supports drought-focused funding competitions through MAPP, focusing on improving drought monitoring and prediction systems.
This year's MAPP competitions focus on advancing climate monitoring and model diagnostic activities. Drought-focused competitions will be available in future years.
The Tribal Resilience Program (TRP) is an annual awards program that is designed to reinforce preparedness through tribally-designed resilience training, adaptation planning, vulnerability assessments, supplemental monitoring, capacity building, and youth engagement. TRP's focus lies primarily on impacts associated with harmful environmental trends on tribal and treaty trust resources, economies, infrastructure, and human health and safety.
The 2021 Notice of Funding Opportunity closed on April 28, 2021.
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation's Drought Response Program supports a proactive approach to drought by providing assistance to water managers to develop and update comprehensive drought plans and implement projects that will build long-term resiliency to drought.
This year's deadline for applications was January 6, 2021. View the FY 2021 Drought Contingency Planning FOA.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) helps communities enact hazard mitigation measures that reduce the risk of loss of life and property from future disasters.
Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) is a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) pre-disaster hazard mitigation program that supports states, local communities, tribal nations, and territories as they undertake hazard mitigation projects reducing the risks they face from disasters and natural hazards.
The latest application period ended on January 29, 2021.
Featured FY 2020 Coping with Drought Research
Since 2012, NIDIS has funded more than 80 grants for research projects advancing drought early warning across a variety of sectors through the Coping with Drought research competition and the Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP) Program's funding competitions, in addition to supporting other drought research across sectors and regions. Below are examples of research NIDIS is currently supporting through the FY 2020 Coping with Drought competition. View all FY 2020 Coping with Drought awardees.