ACCAP Small Grants Program

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A funding opportunity for statewide and regional non-profit organizations that serve Alaska Native Peoples

Program objectives

  • Enhance capacity for resilience and adaptation
  • Develop leadership for addressing climate challenges
  • Increase awareness of ACCAP products and services
  • Build relationships and mutual learning
  • Provide access to the most relevant scientific information in an understandable format

We anticipate that this program will support our long-term goal to help build healthy and thriving Alaskan communities, economies, and ecosystems in a changing climate.

Ways to use an ACCAP Small Grant

  • Hiring a climate resilience coordinator
  • Activities related to climate action or adaptation planning
  • Citizen science projects to collect data of local and regional interest and relevance—especially related to the impacts and adaptation to environmental related to quality and availability of food, water and/or energy
  • Activities that build local and regional capacity for climate change adaptation, such as:
    • supporting well-being and healing from trauma
    • networking with organizations in other regions
    • training for grant-writing

Previous grant awardees

  • Group 1 ($xxx) – Did x, y, z with grant
  • Group 3 ($xxx) – Did x, y, z with grant
  • Group 3 ($xxx) – Did x, y, z with grant

Climate research resources for applicants and awardees

Use these online tools to learn more about how your region is changing, and how you can adapt.

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Alaska Garden Helper – How might growing conditions change in your part of Alaska in the coming decades? Choose an Alaska community and see how its growing season has changed since 1980, and how it might change, out to 2099.

Alaska Wildfire Explorer – Are you interested in Alaska wildfires within the larger forest ecosystem? This tool is a map of Alaska with several fire-related data layers—simply choose the layers you want to see.

Community Climate Charts – What’s happening with climate in your Northern community? See temperature and precipitation projections 2010–2099 for over 3800 communities in Alaska and western Canada.

Community Permafrost Data – How vulnerable is your Alaska community to permafrost change? Explore permafrost risks and hazards for 187 Alaska communities within the categories of massive ice, thaw susceptibility, existing infrastructure, permafrost occurrence, and temperature.

Fire Tally – How much of Alaska has burned since 2004? The charts in this tool compare the current year’s daily tally of acres burned to high fire years (> 1 million acres burned) since daily tally records began in 2004.

Northern Climate Reports – Higher temperatures, thawing permafrost, and wildfire are changing landscapes across Northern ecosystems. This tool uses climate data to show how these phenomena are pointing to a variety of possible futures for a warming North.