Climate Resilience Program

People living in the Basin identified Climate Resilience as a priority as a part of the Columbia Basin Management Plan (2020-2022). The Trust defines Climate resilience as the ability to anticipate, prepare for and respond to events, trends or opportunities related to climate change.

The Climate Resilience Program helps communities in the Basin become more climate resilient by supporting large-scale, multi-year, shovel-ready climate mitigation, adaptation, and resilience projects that help reduce the causes of climate change and to take action to manage the risks of climate change impacts.

To learn more, review the Program Guide, many frequently asked questions are outlined extensively in the document.

As an integrated priority, the Trust has integrated climate resilience into its strategic priorities by supporting:

The Climate Resilience Program has a two-step application process. 

  1. Applicants must first complete a Project Idea (application) online. Before you apply, contact the program coordinator at climateresilience@ourtrust.org to review your project idea.
  2. Your Project Idea will then be shared and discussed at a sub-region community workshop. These workshops provide an opportunity for community members to review the proposed projects and provide input. Projects are then reviewed and prioritized with successful applicants invited to submit a detailed proposal for the Trust to consider funding.

The Project Idea submission deadline was November 1, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. PT / 3:00 p.m. MT. Applications are not accepted after this deadline.

If selected to move forward, you will hear from us by November 15, 2021. Your detailed proposal will be due by January 25, 2022

The Project Idea submission deadline was November 1, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. PT / 3:00 p.m. MT. Applications are not accepted after this deadline.

If selected to move forward, you will hear from us by November 15, 2021. Your detailed proposal will be due by January 25, 2022

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Program Coordinator at climateresilience@ourtrust.org or 1-800-505-8998.

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