Community Navigator Program

Is your community impacted by climate change? Do you need to expand your organizational capacity to achieve your mission?

We are connecting community leaders to climate resilience resources through a grant mentorship program.

Hispanic Access Foundation has partnered with the USDA Forest Service to offer the Community Navigators Program (CNP). Our program will serve as a bridge between 1,200+ Latino-serving community-based/Spanish-speaking organizations,and those at high risk of wildfires and extreme climate change, and the U.S. Forest Service.

We will help local leaders build climate resilience within their communities by finding and accessing grant funding and capacity-building support. 180 of those organizations will be stewarded through the grant application process for BIL/IRA funding available through the U.S. Forest Service.


Hispanic Access Navigators will provide guidance and support to 180 local leaders and community-based organizations in identifying funding eligibility, resources needed to apply for grant funds, and workshops and training sessions centered on building climate resilience and organizational capacity.

We will:

  • Offer training and mentorship on identifying, applying to, and managing federal grants, contracts and partnerships.
  • Provide office hours, 1:1 coaching/mentoring.
  • Assist with applications, review, and administrative procedures.
  • Provide activities and technical assistance in collaboration with the Forest Service Community Navigator staff.


Hispanic Access Navigators will be working throughout nine of the USDA Forest Service regions. Below you can find who to get in touch with from our team. 

Region 1, 2, 6, 10 - Martin Martinez
Region 3 - Rebeca Rodriguez
Region 4Andres Almanza
Region 5Luis Cruz
Region 5Magdalena Morales-Maithalouni
Region 8 - Moses Borjas
Region 8- Rosa Malagon
Region 8 - Berliz Morales-Muñoz
Region 9 - Norma Chairez-Hartell



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Hispanic Access Foundation connects Latinos and others with partners and opportunities to improve lives and create an equitable society.

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