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The mission of the Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation (CIRCA) is to increase the resilience and sustainability of vulnerable communities along Connecticut’s coast and inland waterways to the growing impacts of climate change on the natural, built, and human environment. Read More...

Living Shorelines

Living Shorelines
Preserving the natural elements of the shore while also providing protection from erosion.

Critical Infrastructure

Critical Infrastructure
Connecting firm science with the decision-making needs of state and local leaders.

Inland Flooding

Inland Flooding
Working to enhance communities resilience to flooding throughout the state.

Coastal Flooding

Coastal Flooding & Waves
Community climate adaptation policy and planning through research and analysis.

Policy and Planning

Policy & Planning
Community climate adaptation policy and planning through research and analysis.

Sea Level Rise

Sea Level Rise
Working to enhance resilience to sea level rise along Connecticut's coastline.

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Funding Opportunities

The CIRCA Executive Steering Committee is excited to announce two funding opportunities through its Municipal Resilience Grant Program and the Matching Funds Program!

Municipal Resilience Grant Program

Now accepting applications due November 1, 2016!

CIRCA is requesting grant proposals from municipal government and councils of governments for initiatives that advance resilience. NEW: Up to $200,000 will be available for execution of resilience initiatives.

Matching Funds Program

CIRCA has made up to $100,000 available under its Matching Funds Program. Requests for funds are accepted on a rolling basis. CIRCA will consider requests from Connecticut municipalities, institutions, universities, foundations, and other non-governmental organizations for matching funds for projects that address the mission of the Institute.

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Coastal Resilience Networks (CREST) Project

Enhancing Coastal Resilience in Connecticut

The CREST project, “Enhancing Coastal Resilience in Connecticut,” was funded by a two-year grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to the University of Connecticut through Sandy Supplemental funds distributed by the federal government per the FY2013 Disaster Relief Appropriations Act for Coastal Resilience Networks.

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The Resilience Roundup is a biweekly e-newsletter including local, state, and national news clips on resilience and adaptation as well as resources , events, and funding announcements. The CIRCA Announcements list will send you notices of the latest CIRCA research, tools, grants, and engagement opportunities.