- Associated Press - Friday, August 21, 2015

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Norfolk will receive a $25,000 grant and volunteers to improve its ability to handle risk related to climate change.

The Virginian-Pilot reports (https://bit.ly/1KyqTiC ) the money comes from an initiative announced by President Barack Obama in July.

Norfolk is among the first 10 cities to receive the designation. Selected cities face risk from climate change, have shown efforts to improve resilience to that change, and can host Resilience AmeriCorps.

The announcement came from Mayor Paul Fraim with Cities of Service, the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Rockefeller Foundation.

Norfolk plans to use the new grant and volunteers to expand two resiliency programs as well as implement recommendations from the Mayor’s Poverty Commission.

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Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, https://pilotonline.com


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