Funding & Grants
Applications and Scholarships are Now Available for Climate Adaptation for the 2013 session of Climate Solutions University
Assess and Respond to Climate Related Risks
The increasingly devastating floods, hurricanes, drought, wildfires, and tornadoes that have been occurring in 2012 have caused the United States to suffer more weather-related disasters than ever before. Climate Solutions University (CSU) programs offer North American communities the opportunity to assess and respond to climate-related risks that may be threatening their water resources, budgets and resident well-being. We are now inviting members of the Clean Water Network to consider applying to the 2013 session of Climate Solutions University where a growing network of communities are learning to protect their water resources and increase resilience through the development of forest, water, economic, and climate vulnerability assessments.
The Climate Solutions University curriculum breaks a complicated and often overwhelming process into manageable components. Now in its third year, the program has impacted 19 communities across the U.S. Our unique training and individualized coaching model helps rural leaders develop:
Eligible communities: Eligible communities include, but are not limited to: local, state, and federal government agencies, planning councils, citizen groups, conservation districts, city governments, watershed groups, pollution control agencies, tribal groups, land trusts, coalitions, etc.
We offer two levels of participation to suit your organization or community's needs:
Climate Adaptation Plan Implementation Program (8 positions available)
Could your organization or community benefit from:
· Being a member of a strong (and growing) network of rural leadership teams equipped with the skills to address climate change in their communities?
If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, then consider applying to the 2013 session of Climate Solutions University.
Some communities may also be eligible to receive a scholarship of $10,000 in additionto educational and consulting services valued at approximately $50,000. MFPP will be interviewing as qualified applications are received, so early submission is recommended as decisions will be made by Fall 2012.
The 11-month 2013 session begins February of 2013. If you have additional questions about our programs or the application process, please contact Community Coordinator, Jeff Morris, firstname.lastname@example.org, (530) 355-9880.
Thank you again for your interest in climate planning!
Nancy Gilliam, Ph.D. Gwen Griffith, DVM, MS
Executive Director Program Director
Model Forest Policy Program Cumberland River Compact