Climate Adaptation Science Center host institutions are expected to provide expertise and experience to achieve the CASC mission of identifying climate/global change impacts to and effective adaptation strategies for land; water; fish and wildlife; nearshore, coastal and cultural heritage resources; and the ecosystem services upon which human communities depend. Host Institutions are eligible for projects and project funding as a component of the hosting agreement.
Estimated dates for the announcements to recompete the CASC hosts:
2016: Southeast, Northwest, Alaska, Midwest (proposed) CLOSED
2017: Southwest (CLOSED), North Central (CLOSED)
2018: Pacific Islands, South Central, Northeast
A formal review of each CASC is being conducted on a similar timeline. Learn more about the CASC reviews >>
Q&A Webinars: To facilitate the financial assistance application process, a series of webinars have been conducted by the NCASC to accommodate inquiries from Applicants about this program and the proposal review, evaluation, and selection process. There are currently no Q&A webinars scheduled.
Past Announcements: In May 2016, the U.S. Geological Survey released a Program Announcement via Grants.gov to request applications to host CASCs in four regions. Three of these – Alaska, Northwest and Southeast – were re-competitions of the hosting arrangements currently in place in those regions. The fourth was a planned new CASC that would be created by splitting the Northeast CASC region, which presently encompasses all or part of 22 states. This new region would be comprised of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, and Kentucky. This proposal was announced in the President’s FY2017 budget, and establishment of the CASC is contingent upon Congressional action on that proposal. The original May 2016 program announcement is now CLOSED.
Find below documents, presentations, and other materials related to the recompetition of cooperative agreements between the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the institutions that host the Climate Adaptation Science Centers (CASCs), formerly named the Climate Science Centers (CSCs). This page is intended to ensure full access by all parties to relevant information on planning and process for the competition and award process itself, as well as on relevant forward-looking strategic discussions that occur with respect to individual CASCs and the network as a whole.
In 2018, the name of the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center was changed to the National Climate Adaptation Science Centers. Similarly, the names of the eight regional Climate Science Centers were changed to the Climate Adaptation Science Centers. You will still see our old names in some of the reports below. New documents developed in 2018 and beyond will use our new name.