Resilient Communities Program RFP Deadline
In 2017, Wells Fargo and NFWF launched the Resilient Communities Program, designed to prepare for future environmental challenges by enhancing community capacity to plan and implement resiliency projects and improve the protections afforded by natural ecosystems by investing in green infrastructure and other measures. The program will focus on water quality and quantity declines, forest health concerns, and sea level rise. The program will emphasize community inclusion and assistance to traditionally underserved populations in vulnerable areas.
This four-year initiative is supported through a $12 million contribution from Wells Fargo that will be used to leverage other private and public funds with an expected total investment of more than $24 million.
Specific funding priorities for this program include:
- High-impact resiliency adaptations to help communities prepare for fire in the U.S. West, floods and droughts in the Mid-West, and sea-level rise on the Eastern seaboard
- 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
- Scalable, nature-based resilience solutions benefiting affordable housing and/or small businesses in communities vulnerable to impacts from natural disasters
More information and the RFP for the program can be accessed at: https://www.nfwf.org/resilientcommunities/Pages/home.aspx or in the REGISTER button above
Dates of activities are subject to change. Please check the www.nfwf.org/resilientcommunities for the most current dates and information.
Applicant Webinar (replay): January 15, 2020
Pre Proposal Due Date: February 18, 2020
Full Proposal (Invited) Due Date: April 28, 2020, 11:59 pm, ET
Review Period: May 2020 – August 2020
Awards Announced: September 2020