Clark County seeks community-based organizations serving high-risk communities to support climate planning

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Clark County Public Health is seeking applications from community-based organizations to support the county’s climate planning project. Organizations that work with, or are involved with, local populations experiencing high-risk for climate impacts can apply to deliver equity-centered public engagement activities. 

The goal of these activities is to help inform the design of policies that benefit those harmed by greenhouse gas pollution and communities most at risk to climate change impacts. Small contracts up to $10,000 will be awarded to community-based organizations that can demonstrate the capacity to deliver equity-centered public engagement activities to their community and gather feedback from those most at risk to the impacts of climate change. 

Interested organizations can apply on the Climate Change Planning webpage.

The application deadline is 5 pm Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2023.   

Legislation passed in spring 2023 (ES2HB 1181) requires Clark County to add a climate change element to its Comprehensive Growth Management Plan by June 30, 2025. The new legislation crosscuts multiple topics in the comprehensive plan, including transportation, land use, parks, capital facilities and utilities, environmental and economic development, housing, rural and resource lands, and adds requirements related to reducing health disparities and prioritizing environmental justice. The legislation requires Clark County’s Climate Change Element to include new greenhouse gas reduction and climate resilience sub-elements and prioritizes community engagement and participation for populations most at risk for adverse climate impacts to health and wellbeing.  

To learn more about the project, visit the Climate Change Planning webpage