Webinar chance to learn more about Environment Program grant opportunity

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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. 

Register, learn more

Sign-up for the 60-minute webinar

See a primer that provides further detail on the initiative. (PDF)

See a related fact sheet. (PDF)

Learn more about the Environment Program and navigate to the application portal. 

Read a recent program update announcing the funding opportunity.

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.

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