NFWF Announces Release of Resilient Communities Program 2019 Request for Proposals

​Washington D.C. (January 16, 2019) — The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) today announced the release of the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Resilient Communities program in partnership with Wells Fargo. Wells Fargo has partnered with NFWF since 2012 to develop and implement grant programs to support the health and resilience of communities across the United States facing sea level rise, droughts, floods and fires. 

This year, the program has doubled the funding available for community capacity projects and added an additional $500,000 for regional adaptation projects for a total of $3 million available for resilience projects throughout the United States and territories. 

The Resilient Communities program, now a $12.4 million partnership between NFWF and Wells Fargo, helps communities take advantage of natural features such as wetlands, resilient shorelines, urban tree canopies, natural forests and healthy upstream watersheds to be better prepared for foreseeable resilience challenges, fortify fish and wildlife resources and habitat and accrue quality of life benefits for all residents. 

The program places special emphasis on helping traditionally low- and moderate-income communities build capacity as well as supports American Indian/Alaska Native communities and Indigenous peoples whose livelihoods and economies rely on their self-determined management of water, land and other natural resources. These communities can be especially vulnerable, and this program aims to help them prepare, strengthen and recover more rapidly after an impact or disaster. 

Through the Resilient Communities program, Wells Fargo and NFWF are investing in regional conservation projects and community capacity building that support future adaptation to natural disasters, build more resilient communities and demonstrate the effectiveness of green infrastructure in cities nationwide.  

Pre-proposals are due February 19, 2019 by 11:59 PM Eastern Time. The full RFP can be found here. Funding decisions are based on the ability of the applicant to implement strategies that achieve the program priorities and result in measurable conservation outcomes.

About the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Chartered by Congress in 1984, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) protects and restores the nation's fish, wildlife, plants and habitats. Working with federal, corporate and individual partners, NFWF has funded more than 4,500 organizations and committed more than $4.8 billion to conservation projects. Learn more at www.nfwf.org.

About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.9 trillion in assets. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, investment and mortgage products and services, as well as consumer and commercial finance, through 7,950 locations, 13,000 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 37 countries and territories to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 262,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 26 on Fortune’s 2017 rankings of America’s largest corporations. In 2017, Wells Fargo donated $286.5 million to 14,500 nonprofits and Wells Fargo team members volunteered a record 2 million hours. Wells Fargo’s corporate social responsibility efforts are focused on three strategic priorities: diversity and social inclusion, economic empowerment, and environmental sustainability. News, insights and perspectives from Wells Fargo are also available at Wells Fargo Stories​.  

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