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NOAA Awards $4 Million to Advance Community Resilience through Education

NOAA’s Environmental Literacy Program is excited to announce that it is funding nine new projects that will use education to build the foundation for resilience to weather and climate hazards. Together, these projects will receive a total of $4.1 million to empower people to protect themselves and their communities from local environmental threats.

RECIPIENTS AND PROJECTS

Carilion Medical Center, Roanoke, VA  
Building Heat Resilience in Southwestern Virginia through Education, $316,777

Solar One (CEC Stuyvesant Cove), Newark, NJ
Newark Resilient Solar Initiative, $499,994

Creation Justice Ministries (Division of Homeland Ministries of the Christian Church, Inc.), Coastal counties in NC, MD, and VA
Participatory Education in Faith Communities for Climate Resilience, $375,206

Kettering University, Flint, MI
Climate Resilient Flint: Building Community-Driven Climate Resilience through Hyperlocal Science-to-Civics Learning, $499,941

Manomet, Inc., Brockton, MA
Brockton Kids Lead the Way: Enhancing Stewardship and Climate Resilience through Outdoor Education, $483,173

Regents of the University of Colorado, Rural counties in CO
HEART Force - Resilient Colorado

F.H. Faunteroy Community Enrichment Center (Rockson Community Development Corp), Washington, D.C.
Nothing Without Us: Building Environmental Literacy, Resilience, and Sustainability in DC through a Multi-Partner, Community-Led Approach, $499,999

Twin Cities Public Television, Inc., Minneapolis, MN; Red Lake Nation, MN; and rural communities in WI
Climate Youth Labs (CY-Labs): Elevating Youth Voices to Promote Climate Resiliency, $498,664

We Stay/Nos Quedamos, Inc., Bronx, NY
Nos Quedamos: Youth-led Activation of Community Climate Resiliency Hubs in Melrose Commons, $440,276

Learn more about the 2022 funding competition.

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After reading Majora Carter's book, “Reclaiming Your Community,” this awardee, WE STAY/Nos Quedamos, Inc., gives us great encouragement to do the "great work" (t. berry.) Thank you, John. https://www.noaa.gov/elpgrants/nos-quedamos-youth-led-activation-of-community-climate-resiliency-hubs-in-melrose-commons