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Helping communities ask for assistance building climate resilience

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Our team is seeing an increasing number of Requests for Proposals (RFPs) coming from local governments across the nation seeking help building climate resilience. It’s great to see this forward motion for community-based climate resilience!

At the same time, we recognize that in many cases these community leaders and government staff need guidance if they are to include the critical components of adaptation planning and implementation in their Requests for Proposals (RFPs). As a field we are not at the point where there is a credential system and the process of climate resilience planning is still new for local government professionals.

To help communities solve that problem we developed RFP guidance as part of our Climate Ready Communities program. That guidance is available as an appendix in our Practical Guide to Building Climate Resilience - a free downloadable do-it-yourself guide for local communities.

Given the increased pace of communities looking for consulting help, we have decided to make this RFP guidance available on our website. Feel free to use it yourself or pass it along to a colleague who is looking for guidance in asking for consulting help.

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