Core Program

Community-driven vision, power, and solutions for climate resilience

National Association of Climate Resilience Planners

Launched in 2017, after the development of the Community-Driven Climate Resilience Planning (CRCRP) Framework, the National Association of Climate Resilience Planners (NACRP) is a national network of community-driven planning facilitators, grassroots organizers, and multi-sector partners that fosters effective community-driven racial and climate justice solutions through training, peer learning, referrals, and capacity-building. 

The CDCRP Framework and NACRP are part of an emerging community of practice and ecosystem of aligned practitioners working together to shift, subvert, and ultimately replace the top-down planning paradigm. For more information about the NACRP network, including membership benefits and how to join the network, visit

Project Details

Vision | Power | Solutions (VPS)

VPS is a quarterly four-part virtual series designed to build capacity for community-driven planning among facilitators, organizers, leaders, and educators who are accountable to Black, Brown, Indigenous, and Asian/Pacific Islander (API) communities. VPS offerings are part of a larger effort to cultivate a community of practice and facilitator referral network within the field of community-driven planning. 

This series is sponsored by People’s Climate Innovation Center and the National Association of Climate Resilience Planners (NACRP), in partnership with Facilitating Power. Our content and approach is derived from the Community-Driven Climate Resilience Planning Framework, with input from NACRP members, facilitators, advisors, and core partners.

The first VPS session of the 2023-2024 series is scheduled for November 30! You may register for the session individually or register for the entire series. Each session is $100. Learn more about the offerings and register to attend!

Registration for the 2023-2024 VPS series is now open! Register here.

Facilitative Leadership Training

In 2022, informed by the VPS series curriculum, the NACRP launched the Facilitator Certification Program. The certification program is intended to support those playing a facilitative leadership role in community planning (of any type and scale) and working in partnership with organizations rooted in communities disproportionately burdened by climate and racial injustice. 

As part of successful completion of this nine-month program, Facilitators will be eligible to become part of NACRP’s national Facilitator Referral Network and be qualified for referrals to community-led facilitation and planning projects. The purpose of the referral network is to ensure that localities are able to connect with, and contract, certified facilitators accountable to frontline communities in their region.

Applications are now open for the next facilitator certification cohort! Apply by Monday, October 23. NACRP members and VISION | POWER | SOLUTIONS series alumni are eligible to apply.