The Climate Reality Project Opens Application Period For Its 2023 Climate Justice Grants Program
WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 11, 2023) – Applications are now open for The Climate Reality Project’s 2023 Climate Justice for All Grant Program, an initiative to support and amplify the work of local groups across the country focused on developing community-based solutions to urgent climate and environmental justice issues.
“Climate justice is at the core of Climate Reality’s mission to build a just transition to clean energy and protect the health and safety of our communities,” said Phyllis Cuttino, president and CEO of The Climate Reality Project. “The Climate Justice for All Grant Program is an excellent opportunity to uplift the work of communities and organizations on the front lines of the climate crisis and help them to lead us toward a more sustainable future for all.”
Individual grants of up to $20,000 will be awarded to fund 10 new project-based initiatives led by or serving frontline and BIPOC communities impacted by the climate crisis, to be implemented beginning July 2023 through March 2024. Importantly, 50% of the available funding will go to support projects that prevent and fight the rapid expansion of fossil fuels, petrochemicals, and plastic production facilities across the country.
Launched in April 2020, the Climate Justice for All Grant Program was founded to support and empower the critical work of Black and Indigenous communities, people of color, poor families, youth, and frontline communities working at the intersection of climate and social justice. To date, Climate Reality has awarded nearly $600,000 to organizations around the country and supported 39 climate justice projects around the United States and Puerto Rico.
Organizations from across the United States are invited and encouraged to submit applications for the 2023 grant cycle. Climate Reality is especially encouraging applications from select states experiencing severe climate impacts, including Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and West Virginia.
Groups interested in applying for this year’s grants program are encouraged to register for a virtual Q&A session on April 27 at 1 PM (ET) here.
The application deadline is May 12, 2023, at 6 PM ET. For more information about your organization’s eligibility and the application process, please visit https://www.climaterealityproject.org/apply/grant.
ABOUT THE CLIMATE REALITY PROJECT
Founded by Nobel Laureate and former US Vice President Al Gore, The Climate Reality Project is working to catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every sector of society. With a global movement more than 5 million strong and a grassroots network of trained Climate Reality Leaders, we are spreading the truth about the climate crisis and building popular support for clean energy solutions. For more information, visit www.climaterealityproject.org or follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.