Funding Alert: NOAA 2023 Inflation Reduction Act Climate-Ready Workforce for Coastal States and Territories Competition

A climate-ready nation requires a climate-ready workforce. NOAA will assist communities in coastal and Great Lakes states and territories so they may form partnerships that train workers and place them into jobs that enhance climate resilience. This competition is designed to meet the emerging and existing skills needs of employers while helping workers enter good jobs so that together they may enhance climate resilience. NOAA envisions making between 10-20 awards under this competition, at amounts ranging from $500,000 to $10 million each.

The application deadline is February 13, 2024. For more information about this program and to apply, visit