Registration opens in January for the first North Carolina Resilient Communities Funding Forum.
To be held Tuesday, Feb. 28, in Greenville Convention Center, this free, one-day forum is an opportunity for community leaders, policymakers and other stakeholders to learn about federal, state and nonprofit funding opportunities for resilience-related projects.
Registration information is to be announced in January. A virtual option to attend is being considered.
This forum will aim to remove common financial barriers to resilience project implementation and identify funding opportunities, organizers said.
Attendees will be able to engage with potential funders, who will be on hand to give presentations and answer project-specific questions during break-out sessions. A grant writing session is also planned.
This event is being cohosted by the Regions Innovating for Strong Economies and Environment, or RISE, which provides support and tools to regional partners, and Resilient Coastal Communities Program, which aims to facilitate a community-driven process for setting coastal resilience goals, and their respective divisions in the North Carolina Office of Recovery and Resiliency and the Division of Coastal Management.
Continuing education credits may be available.