Community Engagement

Community-Engaged S/HERO Awards Workshops

The Community-Engaged S/Hero Supplements provide 10 projects with $20,000 each to identify best practices for engaging communities around climate risks and to provide leadership, resources, and counsel to all climate award teams on community engagement.

Community Engagement Workshop Series

This series promotes the value of community engagement in climate action research and supports collaborative approaches to ensure genuine multi-institutional and community/end-user engagement in climate action research across the state.

Workshop Resources

Roadblocks and Potential Solutions: Disbursements of Research Funds to Community (January 19, 2024)

Memoranda of Understanding – why you might want one, what you might want it to contain, how to ensure stakeholders are engaged in the process, and what to do with your MOU after the project is funded (February 14, 2024)

Research, Data, and Recognition: Centering Decades of Community Research in Climate Action Grants (March 25, 2024)

Community Engagement Workshop: Ways to Build Trust in Partnership (April 25, 2024)

Community Engagement Workshop: Community Perspective on Community-Academic Collaborations (May 23, 2024)

Community Partnerships Resources

Resources to support community partnerships.

A Memorandum of Understanding is a way to document agreements in a collaboration and a partnership and serves as a way to preserve memory for the team. Guidance on creating a Memorandum of Understanding for community research collaborations can be accessed by downloading this PDF.

Guiding Principles for Climate Action Grants

Tips and guidance for engaging with community partners for Climate Action grants can be found on p. 14 of the RFP.