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Strengthening Gulf Coast Resilience by Engaging, Educating, and Empowering Vulnerable Populations

Implementing Organization

Franklin's Promise Coalition, Inc


DWH Project Funding


Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine – Gulf Research Program (NASEM - GRP)

Funding Program

NASEM Gulf Research Program Grants


Project Category


Project Actions

Education and Outreach

Targeted Resources

Human and/or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

Franklin’s Promise Coalition is a regional community coalition that works to enhance residents’ quality of life in Franklin County, Florida, by improving access to services, eliminating disparities, addressing unmet needs, promoting positive youth development, and providing leadership during disasters. With this award, the project team plans to engage people from two sectors—the seafood industry and underserved youth—in environmental stewardship and disaster readiness activities, with the goal of strengthening coastal resilience in Alabama, Florida, and Mississippi. By participating in science literacy, leadership, and training activities, the team anticipates that project participants will return to their communities better prepared to help their neighbors become more resilient to disasters and environmental change. The team plans to evaluate what effects these individuals have on their peers using social network analysis.

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