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HEAL Fellowship

Do you have an idea for a project that would make your community more resilient?

The HEAL Fellowship lasts up to 12 months. It supports and funds HEAL program graduates, either individually or in teams, to pursue local projects costing up to $1,500. Participants will receive support and technical assistance to complete their projects from Catalyst Miami.

To apply: Email Mayra Cruz

Participants will be required to:

  • Explore how their projects could influence local neighborhood resilience
  • Submit an application, project proposal, and a proposed budget
  • Track at least three key metrics related to their projects during their project
  • Have regular check-ins (every month at minimum) with Catalyst Miami’s Climate Resilience Program Manager
  • Evaluate the fellowship program at the completion of their 12-month fellowship
  • Communicate with Catalyst Miami detailing the project, lessons learned, metrics tracked, and how funds were spent for reporting purposes

Some examples of fellowship projects are:

  • A youth climate summer camp
  • Hosting events to organize residents around a particular policy
  • Creating a community emergency preparedness plan
  • Creating a rain garden to collect stormwater and reduce flooding
  • Creating and managing a community food garden


Fellowship awards are limited; selection criteria will depend on availability of funds, project feasibility, need for the project, and other factors. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.