**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 Cultural and Community Resilience program supports community-based efforts to address the impacts of climate change and COVID-19 by safeguarding cultural resources and fostering cultural resilience through identifying, documenting, and/or collecting cultural heritage and community experiences. The program prioritizes projects from disadvantaged communities in the United States or its jurisdictions.

Projects should fall into one of two categories: community collecting initiatives or oral history programs. All projects must address the impacts of either climate change or the COVID-19 pandemic on one or more communities. The program welcomes both modest projects and larger ones and supports projects at any stage, from preliminary planning to final steps and implementation.

Project activities may take many forms, including but not limited to:

  • Collaborative planning to identify cultural and historical resources;
  • Documentation of cultural and historical resources through digital means;
  • Recording oral histories;
  • Preserving Traditional Knowledge, practices, or technologies, and memories of elders and community, including in languages other than English; or
  • Establishing shared resources and protocols for rapid response collecting.

Maximum award amount: $150,000
Period of Performance: Up to 2 years

Application Deadline: May 28, 2024