CARRBORO, NC -- As part of its Community Climate Action Plan (CCAP) implementation, the Town of Carrboro is pleased to announce the Green Neighborhoods Grant Program that offers grants for projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, enhance ecosystem resiliency or contribute to climate action awareness or engagement. The maximum grant award is $2,500.
The Carrboro Town Council accepted the Community Climate Action Plan (CCAP) in 2017 to expand the Town’s existing climate action efforts and emphasize measures that community members can implement to help achieve greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets. The plan’s goal is to raise the community’s awareness and involvement in climate action and the enhancement of ecosystem resilience. In 2020, the Town updated the CCAP goals to recommend an 80% reduction of 2010 emissions levels by 2030. To achieve this goal, widespread community participation in every aspect of the plan is essential.
The Green Neighborhoods Grant Program seeks to benefit low-income households and residents of color by bringing neighbors together to pursue projects which will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create natural areas that are more resilient to the impacts of climate change, ultimately benefiting the entire community.
The goals of the program include:
- Educate and empower neighborhoods to address climate change
- Build neighborhood capacity to engage in climate action
- Develop and enhance community and Town partnerships
- Leverage Town and neighborhood involvement and resources
- Distribute resources to low-income communities and communities of color who are disproportionately affected by climate change.
The maximum grant award is $2,500. Applications are due by June 9, 2023 at 3 p.m. Info sessions will be held throughout May.
Visit this webpage for more information: http://www.carrbororec.org/2778/Green-Neighborhoods-Grant-Program
For questions and additional information, contact the Town’s Environmental Sustainability Coordinator, Laura Janway at firstname.lastname@example.org or (919) 918-7326.