Developing a Resilience Hub requires a core group of committed USDN Members, USDN staff and partner organizations. USDN’s Resilience Hub Project Team is led by USDN’s Programs Director in Climate Resilience, Kristin Baja. Baja provides direct support to local governments and community-based organizations interested in developing of Resilience Hubs in their communities and helps to identify potential project partners. Although the USDN Resilience Hub Project Team members will evolve and change over time, below is a list of current organizations working together to support the Hub development process.
Resilience Hub Energy Partners
Clean Energy Group (CEG) is a national nonprofit working to advance energy resilience in disadvantaged communities. Through its Resilient Power Project, CEG has supported the exploration of resilient solar PV and battery storage systems for more than 150 projects across the country. CEG provides in-house assistance to organizations that are interested in learning about and pursuing energy resilience projects to strengthen the communities they serve. For potential Resilience Hub projects entering the pre-development phase of energy resilience evaluation, CEG may be able to provide small technical assistance grants to help offset the expense of engaging outside expertise to perform preliminary technical and economic feasibility assessments.
American Microgrid Solutions develops onsite Hybrid Power Systems and advanced energy solutions that enhance facility performance, savings, security and sustainability. From concept to commissioning, we deliver a turnkey experience and solutions optimized to each facility’s goals. American Microgrid Solutions has worked closely with the Urban Sustainability Directors Network in development of the Resilience Hub framework and these essential community-serving facilities. For more information, visit www.americanmicrogridsolutions.com or call 443.496.2977.
Resilience Hub Implementation Partners
Climate Resolve is helping Southern California communities create new resilience hubs. These efforts include assisting the City of Los Angeles in their effort to launch a new hub in the Boyle Heights neighborhood, as well as planning for a hub in the Baldwin Hills neighborhood. As manager of the Inland Southern California Climate Collaborative (ISC3) and a partner with Accelerate Resilience L.A. (ARLA), Climate Resolve is pursuing new resilience hub opportunities in the region of 20 million people. For more information, contact Chase Engelhardt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kim Lundgren Associates, Inc. (KLA) works with local governments to establish community resilience priorities and then identify and engage community based organizations (CBOs) within the community that can support those priorities. Working directly with the CBO’s KLA will assess what programs, features and assets of the CBO can be expanded, upgraded and/or supplemented to serve as a Resilience Hub. Their work includes hosting discussions, assessing existing and potential programs, conducting background research, and engaging the CBO’s members to better understand their needs.
Catalyst Miami works to identify and collectively solve issues adversely affecting low-wealth communities throughout Miami-Dade County. Their programs and initiatives focus on community building strategies, strengthening partnerships, and promoting collaboration across Miami-Dade County. Catalyst Miami has been working with Miami-Dade County and the City of Miami to implement Resilience Hubs in Southeast Florida.