Natural Resource Management (NRM) Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Research Grants Program
The application period has closed for the NRM Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Research Grants Program (Impacts and Adaptation Grants Program) and negotiations with successful applicants are underway. A formal announcement of outcomes will be made once all negotiations have been finalised.
At this stage there are no plans for a further round of funding.
See the Frequently asked questions on the application assessment process.
Impacts and Adaptation Grants Program overview
The Impacts and Adaptation Grants Program is part of Stream 2 of the Regional NRM Planning for Climate Change Fund, which has been developed as part of the Australian Government's Clean Energy Future plan.
This merit-based grants program is providing $8 million in funding over four financial years to research institutions to work with regional NRM organisations to deliver information on climate change, its impacts and adaptation responses, and provide guidance on how to use that information.
The objectives of the Impacts and Adaptation Grants Program are to improve the capacity of regional NRM organisations to plan for climate change, by:
- Improving the quality and accessibility of regionally relevant information on climate change impacts and potential adaptation responses.
- Providing regional NRM organisations with access to expert advice on how to apply climate change information in their planning.
- Encouraging the integration of local knowledge and experience into understanding of climate change impacts, opportunities and potential adaptation responses.
- Assisting regional NRM organisations to plan for the biodiversity impacts of climate change and capitalise on the opportunities provided by the Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI) and the Biodiversity Fund.
For delivery of Stream 2 of the NRM Fund, including the Impacts and Adaptation Grants Program, the NRM regions have been divided into eight 'clusters'. The program will fund one project for each cluster, and one project that will deliver regionally relevant information at the national level.