Environmental Insights Explorer Action Fund
ICLEI is working with Google in order to solicit nonprofit project proposals – exact allocation of funds provided by Google.org would likely range from $100K to $500K per organization; evaluate and select projects to fund with Google input and potential input from local governments; work with the EIE team understand the potential use cases for the data; potentially play a role in monitoring outcomes, capturing insights, and surfacing those insights and examples to other cities; potentially provide capacity building support to selected nonprofits to help them effectively implement their projects. The selected organizations will use EIE to inform and action plan – This could mean more data-driven / tech organizations can help a city integrate new data sources into planning, develop analyses or projections, or model out effects of various actions; and implement actions that help them achieve a goal set using EIE – This may include
awareness building (i.e. getting a specific community out of cars and onto bicycles), volunteering to install solar panels.