FEMA is spearheading an effort to create national disaster resilience guidance and resources for the whole community to help everyone understand and fulfill their critical roles related to increasing national resilience. With the goal of increasing community and national resilience, the guidance and resources will:
- Promote a common understanding of resilience.
- Incorporate the relationship between chronic community stressors and shocks.
- Address the critical roles of all stakeholders.
- Inspire an equitable approach to planning.
FEMA will gather input from across the whole community to aid in the development of disaster resilience guidance and resources by hosting six 60-minute listening sessions in April, May and June. Based on the input from the listening sessions, FEMA will draft national disaster resilience guidance that incorporates stakeholder feedback.
FEMA will post and distribute the draft national disaster resilience guidance in fall 2023 for national review to ensure the guidance meets stakeholder needs. After the review period, the guidance will be updated to reflect comments received during the national engagement period, with the target publishing date in the spring of 2024.
To learn more about national resilience, including the listening sessions, visit FEMA.gov.