Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy Small Grants Program

Opportunity Type: Funding

Organization: Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP)

Program: ACCAP Small Grants Program

Deadline: April 30, 2022

Start Date: September 1, 2022

Description: The Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP) is accepting applications for climate adaptation funding through the ACCAP Small Grants Program. Based at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and operating in Alaska since 2006, ACCAP is one of 11 Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) Programs funded by the Climate Program Office of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Our vision is healthy and thriving Alaskan communities, economies, and ecosystems in a changing climate. Our mission is to conduct innovative and collaborative research and engagement to inform climate policy, decision-making, and action for a just and sustainable future. More information about ACCAP can be found at https://uaf-accap.org/.

Goals & Objectives:

  • Enhance capacity for resilience and adaptation to climate change. This includes, but is not limited to, the areas of health and wellness, workforce development, environmental data and monitoring, planning, and grant-writing.
  • Develop leadership within the organization or region for addressing climate challenges.
  • Build relationships and mutual learning between climate scientists at ACCAP and organizations. Build awareness of ACCAP products and services.
  • ACCAP anticipates that these relationships will help fulfill a long-term goal to develop future collaborative research projects and provide organizations with access to the most relevant and up-to-date scientific information in a format and with a process that is relevant and accessible.

Who is Eligible? Statewide and regional non-profit organizations that serve Alaska Native peoples are eligible to apply. This includes the twelve regional Tribal non-profit organizations, as well as statewide or regional non-profit organizations serving Alaska Native peoples and communities in areas of justice, equity, sovereignty, health, and/or land and resource management.

Amount Available: $163,000. We anticipate providing two-three awards of $35,000 - $50,000 per year for one year, with the possibility of a one year no-cost extension. The University, in conjunction with the US Arctic Research Commission, reserves the right to determine the number of awards, amount of awards, and projects selected for award at its discretion. Any overhead rate is at the discretion of the proposing organization.

How to Apply: Required for application are a narrative of proposed work, budget, and budget justification. Applications should be sent via email to: Dr. Adelheid Herrmann (acherrmann@alaska.edu).

  1. Please submit an 8-10 page narrative of the proposed work. Sections should include:
    • Description of your organization including vision, mission, how long you have been operating, climate change related work accomplished in the past 3 years, and current staffing capacities.
    • Description of regional or state-wide need for or relevance of this work
    • How will you use the funds?
    • Who will do the proposed work?
    • How will your proposed work advance your organization’s goals and mission?
    • How will your proposed work dovetail with other activities that you do?
    • How do you anticipate working with ACCAP and our resources?
  2. What are your anticipated outcomes and deliverables from the proposed work?Please submit a budget that includes organizational overhead, if any. (Any overhead rate is at the discretion of the proposing organization.)
  3. Please include a narrative budget justification.

Questions? Contact Dr. Adelheid Herrmann (acherrmann@alaska.edu), 907-229-5519