Neighborhood Progress awarded $660,000 grant from The Kresge Foundation for climate resilience work

Cleveland Neighborhood Progress is one of twelve U.S. cities that will share $8 million in Kresge Foundation support to develop more effective climate resilience frameworks in urban low-income communities. The local community development intermediary will receive $660,000 over three years to develop climate resiliency programming across the city’s neighborhoods.

EcoVillage Rain Barrel Workshop

This three-year implementation grant allows Neighborhood Progress to work closely with community development corporations in four target neighborhoods – Glenville, Slavic Village, Central and Detroit Shoreway – to coordinate community engagement and outreach. With these CDCs and numerous other partners, Neighborhood Progress will assemble a dedicated team of neighborhood climate ambassadors, advance neighborhood-scale climate adaptation strategies, build off of Cleveland’s extensive weatherization and energy programs, and foster the best possible usage of vacant land in the city. Best practices learned in Cleveland’s four target neighborhoods will be implemented in other city neighborhoods over time.

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