Ok - so this may be WAY outside the box BUT I would like to pose the following - FEMA regions publish a regional hazard mitigation plan. THIS way they can collaborate with OTHER federal agencies, States, Locals and Tribes to complete a regional plan.
The regional plan can follow the overall crosswalk and will create the opportunity for true federal collaboration.
AND FEMA will not only understand their regions better but will have the opportunity to understand what "we" (mitigation planners) go through.
IF FEMA takes on this challenge, THEY can use the section in 44cfr to create "mission assignments" for the federal subject matter experts.
And, it should have a user friendly format, meaning "cover letter NOT cover story". Why? So EVERY FCO is required to read/review it before heading out to a disaster. EVERY Disaster Reservist is required to read/review it before heading out to a disaster.
I believe this will better prepare EACH FEMA responder.
Also, if FEMA says "well we already have State plans" um - ok so you have a great start - right? This way mitigation plans are not forgotten.
Thank you for your consideration.