2021 Leadership in Community Resilience Grant Program

Opportunity Type: Other

The Leadership in Community Resilience (LCR) grant program supports and enhances local capacity among elected leaders and staff, communities, and community-based organizations as they pursue coordinated climate resilience efforts. Since 2017, 33 cities have participated in the LCR program.

Climate impacts and other shocks such as Covid-19 have converged with existing stresses such as racial and socio-economic inequities or aging infrastructure to create seemingly insurmountable challenges for local governments. NLC recognizes the ever-growing need to support cities as they prepare for extreme events. Many communities are collaborating closely with local partners to take a holistic, proactive approach to tackling climate impacts by developing robust and equitable programs that also address the stresses that weaken local economies and damage the social fabric of communities.

This year, NLC is proud to partner with the Resilient Cities Network to apply their holistic resilience framework to more cities across the country and share lessons and strategies from their global network of Chief Resilience Officers.

Submit proposal by Wednesday, December 23, 2020.