Through partnerships with other networks, USDN strives for all local government sustainability leaders in United States and Canada to have access to a peer learning network.

For any questions, please contact The current USDN Partner Networks receive the following:

  • Quarterly group calls. USDN brings together the coordinators for fourteen networks across the United States and Canada on a quarterly basis to share updates, seek advice and learn about best practices being used by each network. 
  • Members website. Partner networks can use as a private portal for members to share information, store documents, group calendar, and generally keep in touch. This website was built by and for urban sustainability practitioners.
  • Grants. USDN will accept applications to network grant funds from Partner Networks so long as the application can dually meet the requirements of the grant RFP and any secondary benefit to the Partner Network. Other funding are also made available, when applicable, to Partner Networks.
  • Fiscal sponsorship. Partner Networks seeking a fiscal sponsor can connect directly to USDN staff who can receive, distribute, and report upon funds on the network’s behalf.

USDN 2023 Partner Network Territories

Fourteen networks have affiliated with USDN through the Partner Network Program in 2023, all of which involve both USDN members and non-member participants.