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The 5th Annual RASCL Summit | December 7-8, 2021

 Go for the Green: Funding and Designing Resilient Infrastructure 

Registration opening soon!


Each year, RASCL hosts an annual Summit that attracts over 200 attendees from nonprofits, local governments, state agencies, private consultants, and community groups. This year, the 5th annual RASCL Summit is all virtual and will conclude with networking opportunities. 

This year the theme is "Go for the Green: Funding and Designing Resilient Infrastructure" and discussions will focus on funding programs available to communities, how collaboration and networks build momentum, and green infrastructure projects that are improving local community resilience and sustainability. Here is a look at this year's sessions. 

  • Grant Funders Q&A  - Tuesday December 7, 2021 2:00-3:30pm

This session will feature panelists from various agencies and organizations that award and administer grants to communities.  The goal of this panel is to feature the funders' perspective and offer insights into how grant proposals are selected for funding. 

  • Innovative Funding Panel - Wednesday December 8, 2021 10:30am-12:00pm

This panel will focus on non-traditional funding pathways and promote various funding models and innovative ways communities can generate funds to implement resiliency and sustainability projects. Topics will include environmental impact bonds, storm water utilities, and possibly legislative funds that do no require grant applications. Grant funding will not be explored as part of this panel.

  • Local Stories Panel - Wednesday December 8, 2021 3:00-4:30pm

This panel will feature local projects from all across Delaware that emphasize resiliency, sustainability, and the use of nature-based infrastructure. Panelists will speak about the funding they received for their project and lessons learned that could be of value to other communities throughout the State.

  • RASCL Summit Lounge - Wednesday December 8, 2021 4:30-5:00pm

Join fellow summit attendees in our wonder.me room with opportunities to discuss what’s next for RASCL, learn more about us, and catch up with each other at happy hour! All registered Lounge attendees will receive RASCL inspired refreshment suggestions ahead of the summit and be eligible to receive a thank you gift. Visit https://www.wonder.me/ for more information and tutorials. 

Thank you to our 2021 sponsors!






​​​Interested in sponsoring the 2021 Summit?

View sponsorship opportunities here

The deadline to sponsor is December 1, 2021.

For more information, contact Kate Hutelmyer at khutelmyer@delawareestuary.org

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