The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is a historic, federal government-wide investment that furthers NOAA’s efforts to build a Climate-Ready Nation. It provides $3.3 billion for NOAA to build on its commitment to help Americans – including tribes and vulnerable populations – prepare, adapt, and build resilience to weather and climate events; improve supercomputing capacity and research on weather, oceans, and climate; strengthen NOAA’s hurricane hunter aircraft and fleet; and replace aging NOAA facilities. 

The law’s significant investment in NOAA – in combination with funds NOAA received from Congress through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law offsite link (BIL) – will help address a growing demand for climate information and facilitate the development of new products and services to meet the needs of a nation that is ready and resilient to climate change. These targeted investments will be scalable and responsive to societal needs for climate information and support and leverage partnerships. 

A significant portion of NOAA’s IRA funds will be issued through competitive grants to organizations to do on-the-ground work around the country. 

This funding is organized into two main initiatives:

NOAA encourages applications from underserved and non-traditional partners for all of our funding opportunities in support of the Executive Order on Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities through the Federal Government.  

Funding opportunities

Notice of Funding Opportunities will be posted here when they are available.