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Climate Resilience Fund

DEM is pleased to announce the availability of grants from the Climate Resilience Fund to implement climate resilience projects for climate-driven challenges facing Rhode Island communities, both inland and coastal. Specifically, through this Request for Proposals (RFP), DEM is seeking grant proposals for projects that will support governmental and non-profit entities in restoring and improving the climate resilience of vulnerable coastal habitats, as well as river and stream floodplains and related habitat. State funding to support this RFP will be available from proceeds of state environmental bond referendums approved by voters in 2018 (Green Economy and Clean Water Bond). Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis pursuant to this RFP.

Approximately $3,000,000 in grant funds is expected to be available. The funds will provide matching grants (75%/25%) to governmental and non-profit entities.

IMPORTANT!!! The deadline for submittal of applications is now Monday, April 20th at 4:00PM. Please note that we are no longer requiring hard copies - please submit only electronic copies to

A public workshop has been scheduled to discuss this RFP:

Date: Monday, March 2, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM
RIDEM Headquarters, Room 300
235 Promenade Street, Providence RI

NEW: Workshop Presentation

For more information contact:
Elizabeth Stone ( or (401) 222-4700 Ext. 2422.