The Northwest Climate Resilience Collaborative Community Grants Program

Post Date: 1/11/2023
Opportunity Type: Funding
Organization/Grantor: The Northwest Climate Resilience Collaborative
Position/Title/Fund: Community Grants Program
Deadline: February 28, 2023
Contact Info:

The Northwest Climate Resilience Collaborative is accepting applications for funding of climate resilience projects through its Community Grants Program. The Resilience Collaborative seeks to fund justice-focused, environmental and climate projects that advance community-centered resilience priorities. The Collaborative is particularly interested in supporting frontline communities and tribes or nonprofits and community organizations that serve frontline communities and tribes. Awardees must be based in Washington, Idaho or Oregon. 

The Resilience Collaborative understands frontline communities as those who are disproportionately impacted by climate change. These are the populations who face historic and current inequities, often experience the earliest and most acute impacts of climate change, and have limited resources and/or capacity to adapt. These groups are often communities of color, Indigenous, low-income, or those whose lives and livelihoods depend on climate-sensitive natural resources. 

Funding for the Community Grants Program is provided by NOAA and EarthLab at the University of Washington. 

An informational webinar will be held virtually on Friday, January 20, from noon-1 p.m. PT. Registration is required. We will briefly discuss the objectives of the Community Grants Program, outline the steps to complete an application and provide time for audience members to ask questions.

How to Apply:

Prepare and submit your Letter of Interest using this form

Letters of Interest must be submitted by 6 p.m. on February 28, 2023. The review team will review all submitted letters and select the most competitive. The Resilience Collaborative will send invitations to those selected to submit a full proposal by no later than March 31, 2023. 

Below are the questions you’ll be asked in the form.

  1. Name of organization.
  2. Main contact person.
  3. Email address.
  4. Briefly describe your organization or group, its goals or mission, and the community, population, or group it serves.
  5. What need or problem do you seek to address with funding from the Resilience Collaborative?
  6. How does your proposal address the stated need or problem?
  7. OPTIONAL: If you’d like to partner with a team member from the Resilience Collaborative please briefly describe who you’d like to partner with and their role in your project. 
  8. What is the approximate dollar amount of your project?

If you intend to partner with a Tribe, you will be prompted to respond to the following questions, in 100 words or less:

  1. Please explain the partnership.
  2. What processes will you observe to ensure you are partnering in ways that respect tribal sovereignty (including data sovereignty) and the principles of free, prior, and informed consent?