MARISA Small Grants Program

The MARISA program is accepting applications for climate adaption funding through the MARISA Small Grants Program.

This program provides small awards to non-profit local and regional organizations in four areas:

  • Climate and Hazard Mitigation Planning
  • Rural Capacity Building in Virginia
  • Negley Run Watershed in Pittsburgh, PA
  • Green Infrastructure in Baltimore, MD

These grants aim to support frontline communities in underserved neighborhoods, build local capcity for resilience and adaption to climate change, and build partnerships between MARISA and local organizations.

An informational webinar on the grants program is available to view online. Proposals are due by September 15, 2023, with projects to start no sooner than December 1, 2023.

Full details including eligibility criteria is available in the call for proposals documents. For more information, email