Media Packet

Use the resources below to share information about the Civic Innovation Challenge with your team and network.


@NSFCIVIC Twitter Handle

Full Title : The Civic Innovation Challenge

Abbreviation: CIVIC

Account: @NSFCIVIC

Hashtag: #NSFCIVIC

Official Partners

U.S. Department of Energy

U.S. National Science Foundation

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

CIVIC 2022 Brief

Sample Newsletter Text

The National Science Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Department of Energy, is now accepting proposals for a new round of the Civic Innovation Challenge (CIVIC). CIVIC is a multi-agency, federal government research and action competition that aims to fund ready-to-implement, research-based pilot projects that have the potential for scalable, sustainable, and transferable impact on community-identified priorities. It aims to flip the community-university dynamic, inviting communities to identify civic priorities ripe for innovation and to then partner with researchers to address those priorities. CIVIC is a 2-stage competition providing 6-month planning grants of $50k in Stage 1 with a downselection to full awards of $1 million over 12 months in Stage 2. You can learn about the first round of CIVIC awardees (and the types of projects they’re doing) here.

Proposals can be submitted starting now until May 5th and should focus on one of the following two community-identified priorities:

      1. Living in a changing climate: pre-disaster action around adaptation, resilience, and mitigation; or
      2. Resource & service equity: Bridging the gap between essential resources and services & community needs

Sample Tweets and Graphic

@NSF, @ENERGY and @DHSgov have announced the next round of #NSFCIVIC! To submit ideas that can accelerate efforts geared towards reversing the effects of climate change and bridging equity gaps across local communities in the United States, visit


The new CIVIC solicitation will fund proposals in 2 tracks:

      1. Living in a Changing Climate: Pre-Disaster Action Around Adaptation, Resilience, & Mitigation

      2. Resource & Service Equity: Bridging the Gap between Essential Resources and Services & Community Needs #NSFCIVIC


#NSFCIVIC is designed to fund community-based projects to the tune of $1M. The new solicitation for CIVIC proposals is LIVE. Learn about the motivation behind it and how to submit:


#NSFCIVIC supports teams of community groups and academics to tackle civic priorities ripe for innovation within their communities! Apply to the next round of CIVIC for a chance to get $1M to tackle climate and equity challenges within your community:

General CIVIC Video

CIVIC Stage 1 Video [2021]