Leadership in Community Resilience grant - due 12/23

National League of Cities 2021 Leadership in Community Resilience grant program is now accepting proposals!

We know first-hand how cumbersome and time consuming applications and proposal writing can be, so we purposely designed this one to be short and straightforward.

Each awardee city will receive $10,000 and customized support/training from NLC and the Resilient Cities Network (formerly 100RC). We have many other incredible program partners including Climate Access, I-DIEM, Thriving Earth Exchange, ASAP (grantees receive free membership!), ecoAmerica, NASA, NOAA, and more.

The deadline for applications is December 23th, 2020.

  • Please read our FAQ carefully for more details and a link to apply
  • Check out our past projects for ideas and inspiration
  • For more information on the Resilient Cities Network partnership, check out our most recent blog


What issues should proposals focus on?
  • Disaster preparedness and hazard mitigation (e.g., to heat, drought, smoke/wildfires, sea level rise, flooding, etc.)  
  • Embedding equity in city resilience plans/programs 
  • Water infrastructure/green infrastructure  
  • Climate migration, retreat, and associated impacts/opportunities  
  • Resilient renewable energy + storage projects 
  • Nature-based solutions  
  • Emissions reduction strategies