FEMA and U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) Release New Resource to Align Community Plans and Build Resilience

FEMA and the EDA released a new Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy and Hazard Mitigation Plan Alignment Guide to help align hazard mitigation plans with Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies (CEDS). The guide includes economic development concepts to add to hazard mitigation plans. It also encourages integration of information from risk assessments and hazard mitigation ideas to use in a CEDS.A CEDS must include economic resilience in its strategy; a hazard mitigation plan identifies and plans for natural hazard risks to key sectors, including the economy. Aligning these means community partners can coordinate better, share priorities and actions that reduce risk, and better use funding.