Leadership in Community Resilience Program

Resilience planning
Resilience planning

NLC members are expressing a growing interest in issues related to community resilience and sustainability. The private sector and all levels of government are embracing resilience as a holistic, proactive framework to reduce risk, improve services, adapt to changing conditions, and empower citizens.

With generous support from the Wells Fargo Foundation, the Sustainable Cities Institute established the Leadership in Community Resilience program to help local officials, city staff, and community partners share their experiences and advance local resilience efforts. Each city will receive a $10,000 grant and at least 12 months of technical assistance, staff support, and professional development opportunities for community leaders.

The goal of this program is to generate new insights related to the challenges and opportunities associated with local resilience initiatives. In the coming years, the lessons learned through this process will be used to help hundreds of NLC member cities achieve greater resiliency for their citizens and prepare the nation for the effects of climate change and other hazards.

2018 Resilience Grant Applications Now Open!

Read more about goals of our 2017 cities by clicking the project profiles below.

Annapolis downtown image

Des Moines City Image

Portland, Maine thumbnail project link

Providence, RI project thumbnail

Riverside project thumbnail link

Saint Paul project thumbnail link

San Antonio project thumbnail link

South Bend project link

Tempe skyline project link

West Palm Beach project thumbnail