Southeast Sustainable Communities Fund

The Southeast Sustainable Communities Fund (SSCF) is a new funding opportunity for local communities in the southeastern United States to advance climate adaptation and socially equity in local government policy, plans or programs. Grants will be awarded to City or County governments and local partnerships to create socially equitable and sustainable energy and/or water initiatives. The 2017 RFP will result in five to seven two-year grants that range from $75,000 to $150,000 per year. Grant awards are to be announced on October 13, 2017.

The Southeast Sustainable Communities Fund is a partnership between The Kendeda Fund and the Southeast Sustainability Directors Network (SSDN). As described by the SSDN, the purpose of the Fund is to “accelerate the adoption of sustainable best practices in Southeast communities by funding projects that implement local sustainability solutions, while leveraging the SSDN network to help others learn from grantee experiences and widely sharing success stories about sustainability in the Southeast.”

The intent of this RFP is to fund five to seven projects that will support sustainable and equitable communities working in the following five areas:

  1. Mitigating and/ or adapting to climate change through sustainable energy and/or water initiatives
  2. Fostering equity and inclusiveness
  3. Leveraging community partnerships
  4. Strengthening local government policy
  5. Demonstrating scalable solutions


Publication Date: April 20, 2017

Related Organizations:

  • Southeast Sustainability Directors’ Network


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Resource Types:

  • Funding program

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