$8,000 per organization focused on reaching populations disproportionately impacted
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, Calif. – Community organizations in Santa Clara County working to keep people safe from the health impacts of climate change are invited to apply for a new funding opportunity. The County of Santa Clara Public Health Department is awarding up $80,000 to support local activities relating to extreme heat and poor air quality.
“Climate change hazards only grow health inequities and we’re grateful for organizations working to protect community health,” said Angelica Diaz, Healthy Communities Branch Director for the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department. “Just like we’re seeing around the world right now, the climate crisis is expected to bring longer, more frequent, and more extreme weather events in Santa Clara County. For example, hotter nights make it more difficult for people to safely cool down, meaning more heat-related health issues.”
People most at risk of health effects of extreme heat and associated poor air quality include young children, pregnant people, older adults, low-income people and families, outdoor workers, unsheltered individuals, people with disabilities, many communities of color, and individuals with existing chronic health conditions.
This program is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Public Health Infrastructure grant awarded to the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department. It covers up to $8,000 per organization to respond to the climate crisis and adapt to the changing environment through education, adaptation and implementation strategies.
- Organization must be a nonprofit organization or project with a tax-exempt non-profit organization status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and must be designated a 509(a)(1) or 509(a)(2) organization.
- Proposed projects must be aimed at combating climate change through mitigation, prevention, or adaptation strategies with a focus on addressing extreme heat or poor air quality.
- Proposed projects must focus on serving at least one of the following vulnerable populations in Santa Clara County: young children, pregnant people, older adults, low-income people and families, outdoor workers, unsheltered individuals, people with disabilities, many communities of color, and individuals with existing chronic health conditions.
- Organization must be currently based in or primarily serve residents of Santa Clara County.
How to apply:
Interested organizations meeting the eligibility criteria are encouraged to apply. Applications are available at www.sccphd.org/climate. Only electronic submissions received by the deadline will be accepted. Email submissions to [email protected] by Friday, September 15, 2023, by 5 p.m.