National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and Wells Fargo are sponsoring the 2019 Resilient Communities Program, designed to prepare communities for future environmental challenges. The grant targets projects focused on enhancing community capacity to plan and implement resiliency as well as those improving upon the protections afforded by natural ecosystems through investing in green infrastructure and other measures. The program focuses on water quality and quantity declines, forest health concerns, and sea level rise. It emphasizes community inclusion and assistance to traditionally under served populations in vulnerable areas.
Eligibility includes non-profit 501(c) organizations, local governments, and tribes. The program places special emphasis on inclusion and helping traditionally under served, low- and moderate-income communities. The 2019 application window begins in early January of 2019 and is expected to close shortly afterwards in early February.
This four-year initiative is supported through a $10 million contribution from Wells Fargo that will be used to leverage other private and public funds with an expected total investment of more than $20 million.
Specific funding priorities for this program include:
- High-impact resiliency adaptations to help communities prepare for fire in the U.S. West
- Community demonstration and capacity-building projects that help communities understand environmental risks and opportunities and organize and take actions to improve local resiliency by enhancing natural buffers and system functions.
Click the link below to learn more about last year’s 2018 program!