Funding Programs

Resilient Communities 2019 Grant

Wells Fargo and The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF ) have partnered to create the Resilient Communities program. For more information on their recently announced request for proposals, please visit the program website. This grant program focuses on helping communities prepare for future impacts associated with sea-level rise, sustain appropriate water quantity and quality and […]

Hartford’s Green Infrastructure Project

New Tools for Stormwater Management Hartford has been experiencing multiple challenges related to stormwater management.  With large quantities of impervious surface, high levels of clay, and a failing levee system that protects the Connecticut River from rising, the city’s ground cannot absorb stormwater, which exacerbates the amount of runoff and flooding.  After receiving a grant […]

CIRCA Receives Award for CT Coastal Resilience Planning

The Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation (CIRCA) at the University of Connecticut (UConn) recently announced a contract awarding just over $8 million to UConn from the Connecticut Department of Housing (DOH) for administration of a grant from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDR).  UConn submitted […]

Products available – Creating a Resilient Connecticut: A CIRCA Forum on Science, Planning, Policy & Law | May 11, 2018

The Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation (CIRCA), UConn School of Law’s Center for Energy & Environmental Law (CEEL), and the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) hosted an event entitled, Creating a Resilient Connecticut: A CIRCA Forum on Science, Planning, Policy & Law on Friday, May 11, 2018 at the UConn School of Law in Hartford, […]

CIRCA Awards Four Municipal Resilience Grants

Author and contact: Katie Lund, CIRCA Project Coordinator (katie.lund@uconn.edu)   CIRCA’s Municipal Resilience Grant Program (MRGP) awards municipal governments and councils of government for initiatives that advance resilience, including the creation of conceptual design, construction of structures, or the design of practices and policies that increase their resilience to climate change and severe weather.  These projects […]

NEW Call for Research Proposals

Up to $200,000 is available! The Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation (CIRCA) is pleased to announce a new call for Research Proposals. Up to $200,000 is available for research proposals that address resilience of Connecticut’s communities through a two-phase proposal process. While projects involving multiple investigators are encouraged, the principal investigator must be […]

CIRCA Awards Matching Funds Grant to Purchase Reef Balls to Build Connecticut’s Largest Living Shoreline

The Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation (CIRCA) provided a $91,000 grant to Professor Jennifer Mattei at Sacred Heart University to fund the purchase of most of the 273 reef balls needed to protect an additional 750 feet of shoreline at Stratford Point in Stratford, CT. The CIRCA grant represents a 25% match for […]

Municipal Resilience Grant Program Awarded Projects

The Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation (CIRCA) is pleased to announce the results of the past round of grants under its Municipal Resilience Grant Program. The municipalities of Milford, New Haven, and Waterford and the Northwest Hills and Western Connecticut Council of Governments have been awarded funds to pursue projects that will not only […]

Past Recipients

The Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation (CIRCA) is pleased to announce the results of past round of grants under its Matching Funds Program. Collectively these projects will work to advance the mission of the Institute, increasing resiliency in Connecticut towns and cities to the threats of climate change. In total, CIRCA will provide […]