- HARC and ASAP Are Inviting Community Leaders to Get Resources and Connections to Advance Your Community’s Response to Climate Change Impacts
Are you seeking to make your community safer, greener, or healthier and more prepared for climate change and extreme weather? Through the Leading with Equity in Adaptation Program (“LEAP”), you’ll connect with people and resources to implement your vision for preparing your community for future impacts.
As climate change causes more flooding, heatwaves, and health impacts, communities are experiencing impacts on infrastructure, public health, and overall quality of life. Community members have firsthand knowledge of their environment and the deepest understanding of how climate impacts may threaten community assets – which are essential for effective response and preparation.
How to Apply
To indicate your interest in participating in the LEAP program, please answer the questions below and email to leap@HARCresearch.org by April 3. Applicants will be contacted with next steps. Questions can also be downloaded at this link.
Name, contact (email, phone number, both), community name.
Please tell us about your community (approx. 3-4 sentences)
What comes to mind first when you think about preparing for climate change and extreme weather (e.g., flooding) in your community? Please describe the community need that you would like to explore.
Any information or ideas that can be shared now are helpful. A complete project idea is welcome but not required at this time. The LEAP Program will include opportunities to further define the project.
What ongoing or past initiatives within your community can this work build upon?
For example, what past experiences, skills and preparation are lining the community up for success? How is the wider community engaged on the issue? Is the community already meeting on a regular basis?
[Optional] Why is the time right for action on this issue?
For example, are you working towards any time-sensitive milestones? What makes it so that the LEAP program should support action on this issue now?
What kind of support does your community need most? (Examples include technical knowledge/tools, financial resources, or other resources needed to address adaptation needs in your community.)
Please share any ideas you may have on who would be a good fit to join the project team. (Who else is working in the space you are in? Who would you talk to first for this project?)
Learn more at www.leap.harcresearch.org.