Travel support to attend the National Adaptation Forum (Forum) is available in limited quantities due to a handful of generous sponsors and will be awarded through a competitive review process. Eligible applicants include staff from government, tribal, non-profit organizations, community leaders, and university students working on or studying climate change adaptation.
The following items are eligible for Travel Support reimbursement: transportation, limited meals, lodging and a single registration fee to attend the Forum. There are five tiers of Travel Support available depending on you travel needs. Should you be accepted for Travel Support, your final reimbursement amount can not exceed the initial amount requested. There are no exceptions. Travel Support will be given as a reimbursement following the Forum.
To provide this generous travel assistance and help keep Forum costs low, all Travel Support Recipients that plan to stay in a hotel while in Saint Paul will be required to stay at the Forum negotiated hotels, the InterContinental
Downtown Saint Paul Hotel or the Holiday Inn
Downtown Saint Paul Hotel. Please visit the Accommodations
Tab for more information on room rates and expiration dates. We highly recommend reservations be made as soon as possible. The National Adaptation Forum room block rate expires on April 7, 2017.
Please note: applying for Travel Support does not automatically register you for the Forum or reserve a hotel room. These actions must be done separately.
Final recipients for Forum Travel Support will be determined by a subset of the Planning Committee and contributing sponsors. Special consideration for Forum Travel Support will be given to applicants that are presenting at the Forum, applicants who express a particular justification for how attendance will foster their ability to implement adaptation activities in their work, and from applicants representing underserved communities. Should you be approved for Travel Support, we encourage you to work with other participants and share as many travel expenses as possible.
Travel support applications are due by COB March 3, 2017 for consideration.
Applicants will be notified no later than late March 2017.
Itemized receipts for all travel expenses and complete travel reimbursement form must be received no later than June 30, 2017 to be eligible for reimbursement.