Building a Climate-Resilient Great Lakes: Federal Resources and Assistance for State and Local Governments

This report provides information on the increasingly prevalent, but still difficult to navigate, federal resources and assistance for climate adaptation available to states and localities in the Great Lakes region. Specifically, the report lays out the overarching federal strategy around climate resiliency, the primary forms that federal climate resiliency resources and assistance can take, and the areas of need that federal resources and assistance currently target. In addition, this report makes recommendations for enhancing federal assistance to address climate resiliency needs at the state and local levels in the Great Lakes region. Lastly, this report provides an easy-to-understand spreadsheet for non-federal governmental entities to assess federal resources and assistance to meet their resiliency needs, organized according to adaptation focus areas.