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Funding Available for Rural Community Forest and Water Climate Adaptation

The Model Forest Policy Program (MFPP) is now accepting applications for the 2012 Climate Solutions University (CSU): Forest and Water Strategies program that offers rural American communities the opportunity to design and implement climate adaptation plans that protect local forest and water resources and support viable rural economies. CSU strengthens local leadership and public engagement and promotes the following outcomes:  protection of forests, streams, human and ecological health; preservation of natural resource based economies; and broad public support.

This program will provide six $10,000 scholarship awards for selected communities to develop and implement a Forest and Water Climate Adaptation Plan and Case Study by participating in a four-step multi-year process.  The application deadline is 5:00 PM on Monday, September 19, 2011.  Visit the web site for more details and to apply at: www.mfpp.org.