July 15 presentation will review initiative aimed at improving the resilience of low-income, urban communities in the face of climate change.
Kresge’s Environment Program team will host a webinar July 15 beginning at noon EDST to discuss an initiative to assist community-based nonprofits positioned to help influence local and regional climate-resilience planning, and related policy development and implementation.
Support provided through the initiative focuses on improving the resilience of low-income, urban communities in the face of climate change. It is intended to ensure that climate resilience activities reflect the knowledge, priorities and needs of low-income residents.
The Environment Program team expects to award as many as 20 planning grants through the Climate Resilience and Urban Opportunity initiative this fall.
Those nine-month planning grants will be awarded to community-based nonprofit organizations with a record of effective work in low-income communities and an interest in deepening their involvement and leadership in local and/or regional climate-resilience efforts.
The planning grants will support the development of multiyear work plans detailing ways the organizations will engage in climate-resilience planning, policy development and implementation efforts to advance the priorities and needs of low-income people.
Funded organizations will participate in a peer-learning event in early 2015, the beginning of the planning-grant period. Kresge will award planning grants of up to $100,000 each.
Based on the work plans prepared in the first phase of the initiative, up to 15 planning-grant recipients will be invited to apply for multiyear project implementation grants.
Interested organizations should submit a statement of qualifications via Kresge’s online application system by 5 p.m. EDST, July 31, 2014.
The Environment Program team recommends that those taking part in the webinar have a copy of the primer and related fact sheet on the initiative available as reference during presentation.
Please note that when you sign-up for the webinar, you will receive a confirmation email with information you’ll need to log on. If you don’t receive this message, check any spam or junk-mail folder your email client may employ. You will need this email to take part.