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:
- Microgrants that support members’ collaborative, place-based projects.
- A living list of adaptation networks, collaboratives, and other similar groups that increases local and regional connectivity, exposure, and resource-sharing.
- A community events fund that supports informal, local networking events organized by ASAP members.
ASAP’s Place-Based Microgrants are grants of up to $3,000 that catalyze members’ collaborative adaptation projects and stimulate grassroots involvement in the ASAP network. Projects are designed to:
2020-2021 Local and Regional Hubs Microgrant Projects
ASAP is supporting three projects to catalyze members’ collaborative, place-based climate change adaptation work and stimulate grassroots involvement in the ASAP network.
Asheville Climate Equity Dialogue
Geoffrey Habron, Ph.D, Department of Earth, Environmental, and Sustainability Sciences, Furman University.
ASAP members in Asheville will develop opportunities to engage local residents in a climate equity dialogue to enhance Asheville's Climate Resilience Assessment Plan. Through six interactive dialogue and engagement sessions, this project will connect community leaders and ASAP experts to enhance local peer connection and create the space to increase the diversity of voices involved in climate action deliberations.
Project Team: Geoffrey Habron (Furman University), Laura Lengnick (Cultivating Resilience, LLC), Jennifer Runkle (NC State, NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information), Matt Hutchins (NEMAC+Fernleaf), Karin Rogers (NEMAC + FernLeaf), Ned Gardiner (NOAA Climate Program Office).
Baldwin Hills Conservancy Resilience Hub - Los Angeles
Woodrow Covington, Grants & Proposals Manager, Climate Resolve
Climate Resolve and SLATE-Z will collaborate to produce a detailed study on a resilience hub for the Baldwin Hills Conservancy in LA. The study will examine community risks and suggest actionable solutions, analyze resilience hub best practices, and cover topics such as independent energy sources, water supply, and information dissemination.
Project Team: Natalie Hernandez, Jonathan Parfrey, Woodrow Covington, Chase Engelhardt, Seth Jacobson, Thelma Briseno, Mariana Estrada, Gabriel Varela
Southwest Practitioners Adaptation Network
Amanda Leinberger, Southwest Practitioners Adaptation Network, University of Arizona
ASAP members in the Southwest will develop a network visualization tool and website for the Southwest Practitioners Adaptation Network (SPAN), increasing member connectivity and allowing for better access to resources, expertise, and events. Improving this critical network infrastructure will catalyze SPAN’s member engagement across the Southwest and enhance 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!
- Ariela Zycherman
- Caroline Resor
- Carolyn Yvellez
- Devora Neumark
- David Nelson
- Rennie Meyers
- Vidya Balasubramanyam
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.
- Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP) Tina Buxbaum; email@example.com
- BC Professionals Adaptation Network Beverly deVries; firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bay Area Climate Adaptation Network Yesha Salz; email@example.com
- Capital Region Climate Readiness Collaborative Julia Kim; firstname.lastname@example.org
- Central Coast Climate Collaborative email@example.com
- Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability (LARC) Erin Coutts; firstname.lastname@example.org
- North Coast Resource Partnership (NCRP) Katherine Gledhill; email@example.com
- San Diego Regional Climate Collaborative (SDRCC) Christiana DeBenedict; firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sierra Climate Adaptation & Mitigation Partnership (Sierra CAMP) email@example.com
- Women's Alliance for Climate Justice Hannah Doress, Kendall Stark; firstname.lastname@example.org
- ARCCA Julia Kim; email@example.com
- California-Nevada Climate Applications Program (CNAP) firstname.lastname@example.org
- Metro Kansas City Climate Action Lindsey Constance, Mike Kelly; email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Pacific RISA Wendy Miles; email@example.com
- Mid-Atlantic Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (MARISA) Krista Romita Grocholski; Krista_Romita_Grocholski@rand.org
- NJ Climate Adaptation Alliance Jeanne Herb, Marjorie Kaplan; firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
- Resilient and Sustainable Communities League Kate Hutelmyer; firstname.lastname@example.org
- Eastern Shore Land Conservancy Jim Bass; email@example.com
- Great Lakes Integrated Sciences and Assessment (GLISA) Jenna Jorns, GLISA Program Manager; GLISAfirstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
- Michigan Climate Coalition (Michigan) Chris Hoving; firstname.lastname@example.org
- Great Lakes Climate Adaptation Network (Great Lakes + Ontario) Matt Naud; email@example.com
- Minnesota Climate Adaptation Partnership Joel Larson; firstname.lastname@example.org
- Greenest Region Compact Edith Makra; email@example.com
- Mass ECAN (Ecosystem Climate Adaptation Network) Melissa Ocana; firstname.lastname@example.org
- Consortium on Climate Risk in the Urban Northeast (CCRUN) Daniel Bader; email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Upper Valley Adaptation Workgroup Ana Mejia; email@example.com
- NH Coastal Adaptation Workgroup Sherry Godlewski, Abigail Lyon; firstname.lastname@example.org, Abigail.Lyon@unh.edu
- Storm Surge William Clary; email@example.com
- Massachusetts Climate Adaptation Coalition Steve Long; firstname.lastname@example.org
- Metro Mayors Coalition Lizzi Weyant, Rachel Marx; email@example.com, RMarx@mapc.org
- Maine Ag & Climate Network Sue Erich; firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Infrastructure and Climate Network (ICNet) Steven Miller; email@example.com
- Climate Impacts Research Consortium (CIRC) Denise Lach; firstname.lastname@example.org
- Washington Interagency Climate Adaptation Network Lynn Helbrecht; Lynn.Helbrecht@dfw.wa.gov
- King County-Cities Climate Collaboration Matt Kuharic
- Puget Sound Climate Preparedness Collaborative Russel Paez; email@example.com
- One Bay Working Group CJ Reynolds; firstname.lastname@example.org
- Carolinas Integrated Sciences and Assessments (CISA) Amanda Farris; email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program (SCIPP) Margret Boone; email@example.com
- Charleston Resilience Network Dan Burger; firstname.lastname@example.org
- Gulf of Mexico Alliance Coastal Resilience Team Gareth Leonard; Gareth.Leonard@myfwc.com
- Climate and Resilience Community of Practice Tracie Sempier; email@example.com
- Georgia Climate Project firstname.lastname@example.org
- Triangle Regional Resiliency Partnership (TRRP) Jen Schmitz; email@example.com
- Northeast Florida Regional Council (NEFRC) Margo Moehring; firstname.lastname@example.org
- East Central Florida Regional Planning Council (ECFRPC) Jennifer Rupert; email@example.com
- Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact Lauren Ordway (ISC); firstname.lastname@example.org
- Climate Assessment for the Southwest (CLIMAS) Ben McMahan; email@example.com
ASAP Community Events Fund
The ASAP Community Events Fund is a dedicated pool of funds for local, informal networking events organized by ASAP members. Due to the pandemic, we are not currently accepting requests for in-person events, but will consider requests for virtual events that serve a single location. ASAP members may request funding for up to 3 events per year in a given location totaling up to $200 for the year. To request funding, email ASAP Program Coordinator Breana Nehls. Please include your name, email address, phone number, event location, and a short (200 word) event description.