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California Resilience Challenge Funding RFP Announced

July 15, 2021

In 2020, a coalition of businesses, utilities, and environmental organizations launched the California Resilience Challenge to help communities across California strengthen their resilience to increasingly severe droughts, heatwaves, wildfires, and flooding affecting California as a result of climate change. The 2021 Challenge Grant Program Request for Proposals is open through September 13, 2021. Building off the success of the 2020 Grant Program, the 2021 Challenge is focused on helping under-resourced communities build resilience against the climate challenges that threaten them most. To help achieve this objective, eligibility for the Challenge 2021 Grant Program is expanded to include community-based organizations as well as local and regional entities representing under-resourced communities.

With support from the 2019-2020 Challenge, 12 communities across the state are today undergoing climate adaptation planning initiatives. The Council will be hosting a webinar on July 19 to walk through the RFP process. For more information, please contact Catherine Freeman, AENR Legislative Representative at cfreeman@counties.org, or Ada Waelder, Legislative Analyst at awaelder@counties.org.

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