The National League of Cities is accepting applications for a program that provides $10,000 grants and technical assistance and support for local projects that build local resilience to climate change, demographic shifts and aging infrastructure.

Run by the NLC’s Sustainable Cities Institute, the Leadership in Community Resilience program also provides cities and towns with a policy and practice exchange, where communities learn from each other and national experts, and a staff visit by SCI representatives to support community projects. Depending on each community’s needs, staff visits can be used to facilitate public engagement, leverage support from elected officials, or help coordinate key partners.

Accepted communities will receive an invitation and travel support for the community’s chief municipal officer and one staff member to attend the Resilient Cities Summit.

A total of 17 communities participated in the program in 2017 and 2018. Summaries of their work can be found at

For the application and more information, visit