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FEMA Seeks Input on Draft National Resilience Guidance

FEMA is seeking input – especially real-world case studies – to incorporate into the draft National Resilience Guidance and related supplemental materials under development. Comments will be accepted through May 23, 2024.

FEMA is seeking feedback on the draft National Resilience Guidance, beginning April 23. National resilience is a complex topic and building it requires whole community effort. This Guidance will help everyone understand and fulfil their critical roles related to increasing national resilience. With the goal of increasing community and national resilience, the Guidance:

  • Promotes a common understanding of resilience.
  • Emphasizes the critical relationship between chronic community stressors and shocks.
  • Addresses the roles of all stakeholders.
  • Provides an actionable approach to resilience planning and implementation.
  • Incorporates a community resilience maturity model that walks through concrete steps to build resilience.

FEMA will host a series of four 60-minute webinar sessions in May to provide an overview of the National Resilience Guidance and gather feedback from whole community partners. The sessions will include facilitated discussions with stakeholders to help improve the existing draft. FEMA seeks input - especially real-world case studies that can be incorporated into the Guidance and supporting supplemental materials also under development. In addition, a line-numbered version of the draft guide is available to allow individuals to provide comments on specific areas within the document. This national engagement period will conclude on May 23, 2024.

To review the document and learn more about the webinar sessions, please visit the FEMA website at National Resilience Guidance |