On October 1st, the Climate Program Office is expecting to announce $22.8 million in competitive awards to support 62 new projects. The diverse set of new projects ranges from explaining long-term trends in atmospheric composition to supporting resilient fishing communities. Universities and other research institutions spread across 31 states, alongside other federal agencies in close collaboration with NOAA, will conduct the projects over the next 1-3 years. Selected in an open, competitive peer-review process, anticipated project outcomes include improved projections of 21st century climate, enhanced capacity of fishing communities to assess climate-driven socio-economic risks and impacts, a better understanding of trends in our long-term observational records, and increased resilience to extreme events. These projects all significantly extend NOAA’s climate research and engage the broad research community with issues at the crux of NOAA’s mission.