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Education,Training and Capacity Development for Weather, Water and Climate Forecasting (ETCD)

Post Date

March 17th 2016

Application Due Date

May 20th 2016

Funding Opportunity Number


CFDA Number(s)


Funding Instrument Type(s)

Cooperative Agreement

Funding Activity Categories

Natural Resources
Science and Technology and other Research and Development

Number of Awards


Eligibility Categories


Eligible applicants must be academic institutions of higher learning which offer doctoral degrees in atmospheric sciences, or consortia of academic institutions of higher learning which offer doctoral degrees in atmospheric sciences. This restriction is needed because the results of the collaboration are to be incorporated into training and educational processes which ensure academic multidisciplinary peer review.


  • Estimated Total Funding:


  • Award Range:

    $4000000 - $6500000

Grant Description

The ETCD ProgramОs goal is to improve performance of all operational meteorologists and hydrologists worldwide. Improving human performance for enhanced decision support services is done through collaborative training and education. ETCD is accomplished through collaboration between operational hydrologists/meteorologists, scientists and academic staff with expertise across a wide range of environmental, educational and social sciences. These activities engage operational hydrologists/meteorologists, researchers, instructors and students in applied training and simulation exercises which are pivotal to the operational climate, water and weather communities. The goal of improving performance is achieved through a Competency-based education and training program. By meeting the goal of ETCD, forecasts and warnings of environmental hazards will be improved.

Contact Information

  • Agency

    Department of Commerce

  • Office:


  • Agency Contact:

    LeRoy Spayd
    1325 East-West Highway, Room 14222; Silver Spring, Maryland 20910-3283

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