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Grant Opportunity – 2024 Climate Justice & Care for Creation Cycle 1

Grant Opportunity post.

January 17, 2024

Allegany Franciscan Ministries is thrilled to announce the first open grant opportunity in its new priority focus area, Climate Justice & Care for Creation! The general purpose of these grants is to support activities throughout Florida that:
• Educate workers, employers, and the community about the effect of extreme heat on people who work outdoors;
• Educate people about climate gentrification and how it affects low-income communities and communities of color; or
• Develop coalitions that address the effect of extreme heat or climate gentrification.

Allegany anticipates awarding up to 20 grants ranging between $10,000 and $40,000. Decisions will be announced by May 2024 and grants will be awarded for a one-year period beginning June 2024.

Click HERE for more information about the Climate Justice & Care for Creation 2024 Cycle 1 grants, including eligibility criteria and the application process. The deadline to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) is February 22, 2024. There will be an optional applicant information session webinar on February 1, 2024 at 10 am; you do not need to pre-register, click this link to join the Zoom webinar.

Please forward this announcement to anyone who may be interested.

Eileen S. Coogan
President & CEO

Climate Justice & Care for Creation
Protecting People and Our Common Home

Low-income communities and communities of color are disproportionately at risk from the impacts of climate change due to existing social, economic, and health inequities. The people doing the least damage are closest to the problem and solutions yet furthest from resources and power. This year, Allegany Franciscan Ministries is embarking on a new long-term strategic initiative to address the disproportionate impacts of climate change on communities of color and other marginalized communities.

Our long-term goal is that everyone in our communities will have the resources, support, and opportunities necessary to thrive in the face of multiple risks, uncertainty, and threats caused by climate change.

We also recognize that we cannot “do it all”, and have identified initial, specific areas of focus. Our first open grant cycle, announced above, will start small, addressing education and awareness throughout the state specifically related to the impact of extreme heat on outdoor workers or are otherwise exposed to extreme heat, and housing gentrification. We are also interested in supporting the building of community voice – developing or strengthening coalitions of people who care about and will take direct action on these issues.

For more information about our 2024 Climate Justice & Care for Creation Investment Approaches, click HERE.

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