Accelerating Climate Resiliency Grant Program
MAPC is working in partnership with the Barr Foundation to accelerate climate resilience in the region by helping municipalities advance strategies that protect people, places, and communities from the impact of climate change.
The intent is to fund near-term interventions through local policy advances, analyses, and actions that drive long-term transformations. In particular, MAPC seeks to leverage projects with investments targeted to advancing climate equity and social cohesion.
One-year grants from $15,000 to $55,000 for programs and capacity building; two-year grants from $55,000 to $150,000 for construction and capital improvement projects.
This grant is applicable to the 101 cities and towns in the MAPC region. Regional collaboration and partnerships are encouraged and preferred.
- Invitation for Proposals released July 15, 2020
- Zoom Info Session: July 22, 2020
- Proposals will be due by August 31, 2020
Grants up to $150,000 for climate resilience construction projects: projects must be completed within two years of the grant award.
Smaller grants: projects must be completed within one year of the grant award
HOW TO APPLY
When preparing an application, consider using this grant as a match for other local, state, or federal grant programs (such as EEA's MVP Action Grant).
All proposals should target at least one of the seven funding priority areas:
- Strategies that advance nature-based solutions for climate resilience
- Municipal climate resiliency regulations, zoning, financing, or infrastructure
- Support climate coalitions or convening
- Initiatives to boost social resiliency - particularly among at-risk or vulnerable populations and/or neighborhoods
- Local food system or community agriculture and resiliency measures
- District-scale resilience pilots
- Public outreach, marketing, and arts & culture
Please contact Senior Environmental Planner Darci Schofield at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-933-0794.
Grant Materials and Updates
Funded Projects: FY2020
Strengthening Social and Climate Resilience in East Boston
Grantees: Boston Public Health Commission & The Harborkeepers
Grant Amount: $44,995
Tree Box Installations for Stormwater Management in Braintree
Grantee: Braintree Department of Public Works
Grant Amount: $38,755
Sustainable Landscaping in Concord
Grantee: Concord Sustainability Division
Grant Amount: $26,000
Snug Harbor Resilience Master Plan in Duxbury
Grantee: Duxbury Planning Department
Grant Amount: $24,800
Youth Stewardship of Northern Strand Green Infrastructure Sites in Everett
Grantee: Everett Office of Planning and Development
Grant Amount: $30,000
Community Gardens at Public Housing in Medford
Grantees: Medford Planning Department, Mass In Motion, and Affordable Housing
Grant Amount: $31,105
Burke-Memorial Elementary School Rain Garden in Medway
Town of Medway
Equity and Climate Resiliency in Needham
Grantees: Needham Public Health Division and Green Needham
Grant Amount: $26,089
Long Beach Living Shoreline Project in Rockport
Grantee: Rockport Department of Public Works
Grant Amount: $32,500
Peggoty Beach Managed Retreat Feasibility Study in Scituate
Grantee: Scituate Department of Planning and Development
Grant Amount: $35,000