BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — As new federal legislation begins to make billions of dollars available for community climate and resilience projects, Indiana University’s Environmental Resilience Institute and Center for Rural Engagement are launching a joint program to help Hoosier communities identify and compete for federal grants.
The Indiana Resilience Funding Hub will help Hoosier communities with fewer than 50,000 residents pursue federal funding for climate, energy and resilience projects. The hub will provide these communities with technical assistance and state-specific environmental expertise in the preparation and submission of competitive grant applications.
This new community-focused initiative is made possible by the Rural Climate Partnership and the Energy Foundation. Through their combined support, the Environmental Resilience Institute will hire a dedicated community funding specialist and four McKinney Climate Fellows, IU students interested in sustainability and climate careers.