Regional Integrated Science and Assessments (RISA) - American Cities Climate Challenge
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Regional Integrated Science and Assessments (RISA)

Federal Agency


Climate Program Office (CPO)


To build relationships to help local decision-makers and researchers collaborate on adapting to climate change.

Applicant and/or Project Eligibility Requirements

Eligible applicants are institutions of higher education, other nonprofits, commercial organizations, international organizations, and state, local and Indian tribal governments. Federal agencies or institutions are not eligible to receive Federal assistance under this notice.

Decarbonization Considerations

Through regionally-focused and interdisciplinary research and engagement teams, RISA expands the Nation's capacity to adapt and become resilient to extreme weather events and climate change.

Equity Considerations

RISA teams accomplish their work through applied and co-developed research and partnerships with communities. Applicants are encouraged to find opportunities for science to solve problems for disadvantaged groups.

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A central tenet of the RISA program is that learning about climate adaptation and resilience is facilitated by and sustained across a wide range of experts, practitioners, and the public. As such, the RISA program supports a network of people, prioritizing wide participation in learning by doing, learning through adapting, and managing risk with uncertain information.

Deadline (Announced or Anticipated)

January 18, 2022

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