Disaster Preparedness Efforts Funded
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Resilient Communities
The Resilient Communities program, an initiative of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation with support from Wells Fargo, aims to help communities in the United States and its territories, prepare, strengthen, and bounce back more quickly after a disaster.
In 2020, grants will be offered in the following three categories:
The Adaptation through conservation projects category will support projects that help prepare for fire, floods, droughts, and/or sea-level rise nationwide.
The Community capacity building and demonstration projects category will support projects that help communities understand, organize, and take action to address risks and opportunities through improved resilience brought about by enhanced natural features and capacity building. (Grants in this category can take place anywhere in the U.S., but should address multiple cities and communities.)
The Adaptation focused on affordable housing and small businesses category will support projects that advance scalable, nature-based resilience solutions benefiting affordable housing and/or small businesses in communities vulnerable to impacts from natural disasters.
Grants will range from $100,000 to $500,000, depending on the category. Nonprofit organizations, local and state government agencies, and federally recognized tribes are eligible to apply.
The pre-proposal deadline is February 18, 2020; invited full proposals must be submitted by April 28, 2020.
Visit the NFWF website to review the request for proposals.