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**Some programs are limited. Please read solicitations carefully and consult your Office of Research for specifics, such as limited applications through your university and internal application deadlines.**

Wells Fargo and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) have partnered to create the Resilient Communities program. Through improvements to natural features and enhanced community capacity, the program will help communities prepare for future impacts associated with sea level rise, water quantity and quality and forest conservation. By taking advantage of natural features like wetlands, resilient shorelines, urban tree canopies, natural forests and healthy upstream watersheds, communities can accrue quality of life benefits today, enhance fish and wildlife resources, and help prepare for foreseeable resiliency challenges.

The program places special emphasis on inclusion and helping traditionally underserved, low- and moderate-income communities build capacity for resiliency planning and investments in “greener” infrastructure. Lower income communities are often most vulnerable, communities are stronger and bounce back more quickly after an impact/disaster when people work together and have the skills, knowledge and capacity to rebuild.

Wells Fargo and NFWF will invest in these two focus areas:

  • Category 1: Adaptation  through Regional Conservation Projects
  • Category 2: Community Capacity Building and Demonstration Projects

Eligible and Ineligible Entities

  • Eligible applicants include non-profit 501(c) organizations, local governments, Indian tribes.
  • Ineligible applicants include U.S. Federal and state government agencies, businesses, educational institutions, unincorporated individuals and international organization

Deadline: Pre Proposals Due Mar 30, 2017

Announcement: http://www.nfwf.org/resilientcommunities/Pages/2017rfp.aspx