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Resilience hub

The Environmental Literacy Program offers competitive grants that help communities build the environmental literacy necessary for resilience to extreme weather events and other environmental hazards.

This page is a hub for NOAA-related resilience resources. Here, you can peruse the agency's related assets, explore ELP-funded resilience projects, and learn more about our grantee community.

Arizona State University, an Environmental Literacy Program grantee, engages Phoenix, Arizona, residents in a public forum exploring how communities might adapt to extreme heat and drought.
Arizona State University, an Environmental Literacy Program grantee, engages Phoenix, Arizona, residents in a public forum exploring how communities might adapt to extreme heat and drought. (Arizona State University)

Resilience assets

Looking for tools to better understand your community’s environmental threats and what you can do to prepare for them? Explore our list of resilience resources from NOAA, NOAA partners, and other related organizations.

Resilience awards

From Alaska to the U.S. Virgin Islands, ELP grantees are using education to increase resilience in their home communities. Find details about each funded project on our awards map. The ELP Photo Story also highlights a variety of grantees that are working on resilience projects across the country.

Workshop reports

Every year and a half, ELP resilience grantees come together to share ideas, best practices, and lessons learned from their NOAA-funded projects. Read the reports from these workshops below.

Resilience Education Theory of Change

The NOAA Environmental Literacy Program is developing a Resilience Education Theory of Change to layout the conceptual framework of the ways in which education can lead to increased community resilience, which serves as the overarching philosophy guiding our grants program. Currently we are sharing the end goal and intermediate goal of the theory of change. The complete theory of change will be posted by December 2019. 

Past competitions

View summaries for resilience-related ELP grant competitions as well as the full text of each competition’s federal funding opportunity. To see all ELP awards, visit the Grants page.

2018-2019: Supporting the Education of K-12 Students and the Public for Community Resilience 
Competition summary
Federal funding opportunity: NOAA-SEC-OED-2018-2005455
 
2016-2017: Strengthening the Public's and/or K-12 Students' Environmental Literacy for Community Resilience
Competition summary
Federal funding opportunity: NOAA-SEC-OED-2016-2004737
 
2015: ELG for Community Resilience to Extreme Weather Events and Environmental Changes
Competition summary
Federal funding opportunity: NOAA-SEC-OED-2015-2004408