Mitigation Investment for the Nation

Strategic Foresight and Hazard Mitigation

A focus on Strategic Foresight and Resiliance in the Hazard Mitigation Grant process could yield long term costs benefits. For years we have been granting money with little effort spent on evaluating the down stream benefits. Leveraging an operational approach to the evaluation of those grants before and after disaster could help states make better decision on which projects to approve. Additionally putting the responsibility for this closer to the communities and states that need the grant dollars is important. Not only that ensuing that they look beyond one disaster but 10, 20, 30 years into the future and decided if that particular project is worth the money, resources, and time. It will be increasingly important as time goes on to look beyond the current Hazard scope to ensure we are making good decisions on these projects.

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Idea No. 2032