Local and Regional Hubs Program

Connect with other ASAP members, grow the ASAP network, and work together to advance the adaptation field from wherever you live and work!

As adaptation professionals, we understand that all adaptation is local: that the climate, politics, geology, culture, history, and economy of a place shape its needs and opportunities. And we know there’s nothing quite like connecting with a colleague who deeply understands the place where you live and work. With this in mind, the ASAP Hubs program builds the capacity of ASAP members to connect and advance adaptation work in place -- while strengthening the entire ASAP network -- through three opportunities:

  1. A living list of adaptation networks, collaboratives, and other similar groups that increase local and regional connectivity, exposure, and resource-sharing.
  2. A community events fund that supports informal, local networking events organized by ASAP members.
  3. Microgrants that support members’ collaborative, place-based projects. 

Living List of Local and Regional Adaptation Networks

Tap into the robust ecosystem of climate adaptation and resilience networks, collaboratives, and other similar groups to find the support you need close to home.

 

Are you part of a local or regional adaptation network, collaborative, or group that’s not yet listed here?

Submit it for inclusion by filling out this form.

ASAP Community Events Fund

The ASAP Community Events Fund is a pool of funds for informal networking events organized by ASAP members that serve adaptation professionals in a particular location. Any ASAP member may request funding for up to 3 events per year in a given area, totaling up to $200 for the year. To request funding, email ASAP Program Manager Breana Nehls. Include your name, email address, phone number, event location, and a short (200 word) event description. Please note: In-person events must comply with CDC guidelines and local covid-19 regulations. Availability of Community Events Fund money is dependent on ASAP's current budget position at the time of the request and may change throughout the year.

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Microgrants

ASAP’s Place-Based Microgrants provided up to $3,000 to catalyze members’ collaborative adaptation projects and stimulate grassroots involvement in the ASAP network. Projects were designed to:

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Build connections between peers

Building relationships to support personal resilience, learning, collaboration and professional development

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Increase local capacity for adaptation work

Helping place-based communities improve and incorporate adaptation work & supporting strategic partnerships to fuel growth and innovation

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Build local knowledge bases

Supporting better work in place and peer learning across contexts

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Better define the adaptation field

Clarifying what qualifies as adaptation work by learning from local lived experience of adaptation professionals & implementing common standards by taking them to scale locally

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Advance the dialogue on adaptation

Learning from how people in different places talk about adaptation work to support a common language for practitioners

2020-2021 Local and Regional Hubs Microgrant Projects

ASAP supported three projects to catalyze members’ collaborative, place-based climate change adaptation work and stimulate grassroots involvement in the ASAP network. Future microgrant opportunities will be posted here, stay tuned!  

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 Asheville Climate Equity Dialogue

Geoffrey Habron, Ph.D, Department of Earth, Environmental, and Sustainability Sciences, Furman University.

ASAP members in Asheville developed opportunities to engage local residents in a climate equity dialogue to enhance Asheville's Climate Resilience Assessment Plan.

Project Team: Geoffrey Habron (Furman University), Jennifer Runkle (NC State, NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information), Jim Fox and Aashka Patel (NEMAC + FernLeaf), Ned Gardiner (NOAA Climate Program Office), Megan Odom (The Collider).

Baldwin Hills Conservancy Resilience Hub - Los Angeles

Woodrow Covington, Grants & Proposals Manager, Climate Resolve

Climate Resolve and SLATE-Z produced a detailed study on a resilience hub for the Baldwin Hills Conservancy in LA. The study examines community risks and suggests actionable solutions, analyzes resilience hub best practices, and covers topics such as independent energy sources, water supply, and information dissemination.

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Southwest Practitioners Adaptation Network

Amanda Leinberger, Southwest Practitioners Adaptation Network, University of Arizona

ASAP members in the Southwest developed a network visualization tool and website for the Southwest Practitioners Adaptation Network (SPAN). The website increases member connectivity and allows for better access to resources, expertise, and events. Improving this critical network infrastructure catalyzes SPAN’s member engagement across the Southwest and enhances connections to the ASAP network regionally and nationally.

Project Team: Kathy Jacobs and Amanda Leinberger (Center for Adaptation Science and Solutions), Carolyn Enquist (SW Climate Adaptation Science Center), Ladd Keith (U. Arizona Extreme Heat Network), Emile Elias (USDA Southwest Climate Hub), Benét Duncan (Western Water Assessment).

Thank you to our Hubs Microgrant Selection Committee members!