Buying Down Risk with Preparedness and Mitigation

As the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) develops our 2018-2022 Strategic Plan, we need the input and diverse perspectives of the entire FEMA team, the stakeholders we serve, and the partners we work with every day. We need your help to inform our future vision, direction, strategic goals, and operational objectives.

The Agency is seeking feedback and engagement from our partners and stakeholders here. This is our first step in a new cycle of listening to employees at all levels, and stakeholders from state, local, tribal, and territorial governments, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector about how we could do things better.

Please feel free to comment on or discuss this topic between now and October 5, 2017.

Topic Area 2

  • Provide examples of how to incentivize more investment in preparedness and mitigation prior to a disaster.
  • Discuss the factors that should be included in calculating risk for awarding grants.
  • Provide examples of grants that are best suited for effectively reducing risk.
  • Provide examples of how the Nation, including but not limited to FEMA, can better train and credential a surge disaster workforce ahead of major disasters.
  • Discuss new ways to think about a true culture of preparedness.
  • Discuss opportunities to identify cost savings and reduce the complexity of mitigation and/or preparedness to build a more resilient nation

CAMPAIGN BRIEF

As the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) develops our 2018-2022 Strategic Plan, we need the input and diverse perspectives of the entire FEMA team, the stakeholders we serve, and the partners we work with every day. We need your help to inform our future vision, direction, strategic goals, and operational objectives.

The Agency is seeking feedback and engagement from our partners and stakeholders here. This is our first step in a new cycle of listening to employees at all levels, and stakeholders from state, local, tribal, and territorial governments, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector about how we could do things better.

Submit your thoughts and ideas on this site. If you prefer, you can also email us here: FEMA-Strategic-Planning@fema.dhs.gov.

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Together, we will leverage the ideas garnered here to define our strategic goals and objectives for the 2018-2022 FEMA Strategic Plan.

Please feel free to comment on or discuss this topic between now and October 5, 2017.

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