In order to continue to build the field of practice of community-driven planning and evolve tools, models, and approaches, we need more on-the-ground examples and stories from across the country. We also recognize the immense personal energy it takes for individuals organizing and facilitating community-driven processes and the need for support for their sustainability in this work.
To help meet these needs, the National Association of Climate Resilience Planners (NACRP) is launching a Community-Driven Planning Fund Spring 2024 which will support community-driven planning processes that are governed by community-driven planners and facilitators. Each quarter, NACRP members will be able to submit proposals for funding for up to $30,000 in order to resource communities and/or facilitators accountable to frontline communities to advance a community-driven planning process.
People’s Climate Innovation Center (CI) coordinates and administers the Fund and NACRP members, functioning as Fund Advisors, govern the Fund grantee selection process.
Our vision is that the Fund will seed and raise visibility of emergent efforts, contribute to the dissemination of community-led “people plans,” facilitative leadership, and community power-building.
NACRP members (both organizational and individual members) are eligible to apply for the Fund. There are two tracks of application which include:
Track 1: Individuals facilitating community-driven planning process seeking up to $5000 for professional development, personal growth or basic needs
Track 2: Organizations seeking up to $30,000 to advance a community-driven planning process
Data and Technical Support
Training and Facilitation
The NACRP Fund application will launch March 1, 2024 with review and decisions on a quarterly rolling basis. Approximately 2-5 proposals will be funded per quarter. Anyone interested in applying should schedule a meeting with NACRP staff. This is an invite only application process. To schedule a meeting please email email@example.com with your name and “NACRP Fund” in the subject line.
Q1 Application Deadline: April 19, 2024
Q2 Application Deadline: July 19, 2024
Q3 Application Deadline: October 18, 2024
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