The Environmental Literacy Program (ELP) offers competitive grants that help communities build the environmental literacy necessary for resilience to extreme weather, climate change, 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. The ELP Community Resilience Education Theory of Change can also be found on this hub.
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.
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. Grantees that have completed their projects have also created products that support community resilience education.
Resilience Education Theory of Change
The NOAA Environmental Literacy Program has developed a Community Resilience Education Theory of Change to lay out the conceptual framework of how education can lead to increased community resilience, which serves as the overarching philosophy guiding its grants program. This theory of change is a living document that will be updated regularly to reflect progress made by the Environmental Literacy Program, the grantees, as well as other contributions to the field of resilience education. The theory of change has produced many related and usable resources for a variety of audiences, including:
You can view summaries for resilience-related ELP grant competitions as well as the full text of each competition’s federal funding opportunity below. To see all ELP awards, visit the Grants page.2022-2023: Increasing community resilience to extreme weather and climate change NOAA-SEC-OED-2022-2006995
Federal funding opportunity: NOAA-SEC-OED-2020-20061902018-2019: Supporting the education of K-12 students and the public for community resilience
Federal funding opportunity: NOAA-SEC-OED-2018-20054552016-2017: Strengthening the Public's and/or K-12 Students' Environmental Literacy for Community Resilience Competition summary
Federal funding opportunity: NOAA-SEC-OED-2016-20047372015: ELG for Community Resilience to Extreme Weather Events and Environmental Changes Competition summary
Federal funding opportunity: NOAA-SEC-OED-2015-2004408