This SolSmart issue brief was prepared by the Regulatory Assistance Project. The purpose of this brief is to provide existing and potential SolSmart communities with an approach for expanding solar and resiliency project financing options by integrating their solar energy goals with their community resiliency goals. The brief first places community energy resilience planning into the context of a stakeholder-driven identification of community goals. It next takes up the process of scoping the energy resiliency project. The third portion of the brief turns to financing the project. The rest of the brief focuses on lessons learned about financing, illustrated by three case studies that provide perspective on how financial support for community projects has been built or is still being built.