**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.**

The Civic Innovation Challenge (CIVIC) is a research and action competition that accelerates the transition to practice of foundational research and emerging technologies into communities through civic-engaged research. By addressing priorities at the local scale that are relevant across the US, CIVIC is laying the foundation for a broader and more fluid exchange of research and technology capabilities and civic priorities through joint partnerships involving civic partners and the research community. CIVIC funds projects that pilot state-of-the-art solutions to community challenges over 12 months, following a six-month planning phase, and have the potential for lasting impact in the partnering community as well as the potential to be scaled and implemented in other communities.

CIVIC is a two-stage competition:

  • Stage 1 Planning Grants: 6-months at $75K per award.
  • Stage 2 Full Awards: 12-months at up to $1M per award. Only open to Stage 1 recipients from this round of the CIVIC competition.

This round of CIVIC is centered around the following two tracks:

  1. Track A: Climate and Environmental Instability - Building Resilient Communities through Co-Design, Adaption, and Mitigation
  2. Track B: Bridging the Gap between Essential Resources and Services & Community Needs.

*Florida Extension’s Community Voices, Informed Choices (CIVIC) program is interested in collaborating on this grant opportunity. Please contact Linda Seals at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested.

Application Deadline: May 1, 2024