Pre-Application - Climate Adaptation Program

The Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Program funds are to be used for climate adaptation and resiliency projects that will result in enduring benefits to wildlife and help meet the following objectives:

  • At least 60 percent of the funds appropriated in this item shall be made available for grants for the acquisition of perpetual conservation easements and long-term conservation agreements that conserve natural and working lands for at least 50- years for the benefit of climate adaptation and resilience for wildlife.

  • The remainder of the funds may also be used to develop and implement natural and working lands adaptation and resiliency planning that prioritizes the conservation and management of natural and working lands, provides technical assistance for natural and working land managers, and supports efforts that improve rural-urban coordination on climate change adaptation.

Program funding is directed toward projects that:

  • Protect and restore ecosystems on natural and working lands to provide climate change adaptation and resilience for wildlife.
  • Assist natural and working lands managers in implementing practices that provide climate adaptation and resilience.
  • Facilitate the reduction of GHG emissions.
  • Increase carbon sequestration in natural and working lands, and provide additional social, economic, and environmental benefits, or "co-benefits".

Please visit the website for the for the full 2018 solicitation.

Event Dates

Starts: April 17, 2018 0:00am

Ends: May 18, 2018 0:00am