100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge

To enable 100 cities to better address the increasing shocks and stresses of the 21st century, The Rockefeller Foundation has launched the 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge. One hundred cities from across the globe will be selected to receive technical support and resources for developing and implementing plans for urban resilience.

We invite municipal government leaders, or major institutions that have a predominant affiliation / association with the city and demonstrate collaborative partnership with a municipal government, from across the globe to register on this page to apply on behalf of their city. Registration is required by September 23, 2013 in order to receive the application.



Challenge applicants may include municipal governments or major institutions (e.g., a nonprofit organization, university, chamber of commerce, or research center) that have a predominant affiliation/association with the city and demonstrate collaborative partnership with a municipal government. Strong preference will be given to municipal government applicants, unless circumstances do not allow for a city to represent itself. All applicants will be required to submit a letter of support from the senior-most representative of their city’s government, whether elected or appointed. Only one application from each city will be eligible for consideration in the challenge. To be eligible for consideration, each applicant must agree to any and all legal terms and conditions of the challenge, which will be posted when we begin accepting full applications in August 2013.

For the purposes of this challenge, a city will be defined by a population with over 50,000 inhabitants with a municipal government, or other elected or appointed chief executive office uniquely assigned to govern that population. Applications representing regional or metropolitan areas are permissible, but one municipal government must serve as the lead organization in the challenge application process.
  • Submit an application form with all required fields completed through the challenge website or by email. Website and email address will be made available to those that have registered and are approved to apply.
  • Be willing to provide material and references in support of their application should they be requested by The Rockefeller Foundation or its partners in operating the 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge.
  • Each winning applicant must commit to developing or implementing a city-wide resilience plan as part of their participation in the 100 Resilient Cities Network.
  • If selected, the applicant must agree to work with The Rockefeller Foundation's partners to establish the suite of financial and technical assistance support to develop and implement the resilience plan, become an integrated member of the 100 Resilient Cities Network, and create or expand the role of a Chief Resilience Officer within the municipal government. All selected cities receiving grant money must use the financial resources in accordance with the suite of support determined in conjunction with The Rockefeller Foundation’s partners and must collaborate to play an active role in the network.
  • If the applicant’s application is selected, the awardee must agree to comply with the terms and conditions imposed as part of the challenge as well as all applicable laws.
  • Applicants must be available for contact by email or telephone at any point in the evaluation process, and available (if requested) for a site visit by The Rockefeller Foundation’s partners
  • Submit the application in English, Portuguese, French or Spanish.
  • Complete the eligibility registration by September 23, 2013, by 23:59:59 GMT.
  • Complete the application form and submit or send it before the deadline of October 14, 2013, by 23:59:59 GMT.
 Moreinfo: http://100resilientcities.rockefellerfoundation.org/pages/for-cities
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