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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 ...more »

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PA Green Pilot Project

Sustainable practices with PA money. In the spirit of Executive Order 13693, DHS Directive 025-01, and FEMA Directive (FD) 108-3, Sustainable Performance and Environmental Management (initiatives that establish sustainability goals and meet federal and DHS requirements) and cognizant of climate change, the PA program could offer a pilot program where states could choose to obtain a reduction in the 25% cost-share, on ...more »

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Changing Mitigation Grants to before a declaration occurs

Changing Mitigation funding to before a disaster is probably not a wise change to the Stafford Act. 1. Doing so will give back to Congress the 15% that now automatically goes to each State or Tribe, when they get a Declaration, regardless of that State or Tribe's political ranking of importance to Congress. 2. Letting the misfortunes of Nature dictate who gets the $ may be a sad way to have to get $, but at least it's ...more »

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GPS for alerting, planning, and aid

FEMA’s smartphone Apps should be updated to allow for GPS location data. When a disaster strikes, FEMA could send a message through the App and directs the public, based on their location, to the closest shelter or area for local help. This new ability would aid officials in directing their efforts to save the living, injured, and hold efforts on recovering casualties. The location system would both detect and color ...more »

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What Works

I once worked for a temp agency, filling out paperwork for people to be reimbursed for damage done to their homes by a hurricane. It was even promised that some could be rebuilt. But the were not clear, and would change. For example, when we started, we would scan receipts, sometimes dozens per client, that were from when they had paid for work or supplies for their homes. A few weeks into it, and we were told to ...more »

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Resilience Resource Matrix / Forum

In a discussion with a colleague at the 2017 HMA Stakeholders Workshop, I thought of an idea based on a need that we discussed. There are many beneficial federal programs related to resilience which was evident from the speakers at the Workshop and from previous experience. However, it can be difficult for a state, tribal or local government to find the resilience resources they may need to protect their communities. ...more »

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iteractive Emergency Preparedness Network

The iEPN Empowering Children and Strengthening Resiliency – The iEPN is a youth-centered participatory tool for disaster climate adaptation and disaster risk reduction. The interactive Emergency Preparedness Network, according to Kevin Smith Director of the Salvation Army Emergency Services, Southeast Division State of Florida, recently retired Wayne Sallade Senior Director of Emergency Management Charlotte County Florida, ...more »

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Incentivizing Disaster Preparedness, Kenneth Knox, M.A.

Given that there is a substantial relationship between disaster preparedness and the ability to mitigate loss of life, the pursuit of increased preparedness by the American public is a worthwhile goal. Because the public has a propensity to wait for some form of warning of a disaster before they begin to prepare for it, they are vulnerable to disaster. Strategic use of incentives in the form of tax credits, deductions ...more »

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Civilan workforce deployment through Federal Enterprise Centers

Growing congestion, extended commutes and increased reliance on transportation in rapidly growing extended metropolitan areas represents potentially one of the greatest vulnerabilities to respond to emergencies. It is the 'displacement' of tens or hundreds of thousands of civilian workers from their home communities. In a times of crisis, evacuations are the most costly aspects of response. Add to a crisis situation ...more »

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You May Also E-Mail Comments Directly to fema-nmis@fema.dhs.gov

Below are topics of interest for which we would like to generate dialogue: 1) Resilient Built Environment 2) Coordination of Disaster Risk Management among Federal, State, Local, Tribal, Territorial, and Private Entities 3) State, Local, Tribal and Territorial Governments Sharing Fiscal Responsibility for Risk 4) Reduction with the Federal Government 5) Private Sector Involvement in Resilience Finance 6) Provision of ...more »

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