The Tropical Ocean-Global Atmosphere (TOGA) program, which is part of the World Climate Research Program, is an international research program designed to improve the understanding of events in the tropical oceans and global atmosphere that significantly influence the predictability of seasonal to interannual climatic variations. In the United States, funding for TOGA is being supplied by a number of agencies including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Some closely related research is also funded by the Office of Naval Research (ONR). Because of the interagency nature of the U.S. TOGA program, the awarding of research grants will require considerable coordination among the various agencies.