The Flagstaff Regional Resilience Project (FRRP), a coalition of community-based organizations, local government agencies, and regional partners, has received notice of $1 million in grant funding from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
This funding will support three resilience hub pilots in Flagstaff. A resilience hub is a community-serving facility that supports residents, distributes resources, and reduces carbon pollution while enhancing the quality of life every day and in times of crisis. Each resilience hub will be managed by a separate community organization, serving a distinct part of the community. The FRRP will launch three pilot resilience hubs with the Flagstaff community:
- The Southside Resilience Hub will be located at the Murdoch Community Center and managed by the Southside Community Association.
- The Sunnyside Resilience Hub will be located at the Market of Dreams and managed by the Sunnyside Neighborhood Association.
- A mobile Resilience Hub will be run by the Community Assistance Teams (C.A.T.S) of Flagstaff.
Flagstaff Mayor Becky Daggett welcomed the news: “I am thrilled that the City of Flagstaff is helping bring federal funding to directly support community-based organizations that are working directly with our residents on climate-related resilience challenges and solutions.”
The FRRP partners include the Sunnyside Community Association, Southside Neighborhood Association of Flagstaff, Inc, Community Assistance Teams of Flagstaff, City of Flagstaff, Coconino Community College, Coconino County, Friends of Flagstaff’s Future, Flagstaff Unified School District, Indigenous Circle of Flagstaff, Native Americans for Community Action, Northern Arizona University, Superyard Farms, Terra BIRDS, and Willow Bend Environmental Education Center.
The Flagstaff Regional Resilience Project funding was provided by the EPA’s Environmental Justice Government-to-Government (EJG2G) program, which aims to achieve measurable environmental and public health results in communities that have historically suffered from underinvestment to ensure access to clean air, water, and climate resilience.
For related questions, please contact Jenny Niemann, City of Flagstaff Climate Action Section Director for the City of Flagstaff at JNiemann@FlagstaffAZ.gov or (928) 213-2150.