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. Microgrants that support members’ collaborative, place-based projects. 
  2. A living list of adaptation networks, collaboratives, and other similar groups that increases local and regional connectivity, exposure, and resource-sharing.
  3. A community events fund that supports informal, local networking events organized by ASAP members.
This map shows currently eligible locations for the Place-Based Microgrants. Connect with members in these regions and beyond to submit a microgrant  application.
Don't see your location on the map? Looking to connect with members to submit an application? Contact Breana Nehls at bnehls@adaptpros.org to confirm your location’s eligibility and to be put in touch with local members.

Microgrants

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:

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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

Applications are now open for 2020-2021 Microgrant project proposals!

View the full announcement and apply by July 27!

Questions? View the discussion from our Application Q&A below. 

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 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.

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