The goal of the Resilience Toolkit is to help cities, regions and other partners integrate various planning processes — including for hazard mitigation, climate adaptation, sustainability and equity — into a single process to create a common action plan.
The toolkit can be used by local jurisdictions just starting to plan for resilience, or by those ready to move from planning to action. It is a useful guide for any planning effort that incorporates resilience planning.
The toolkit’s steps are designed to fulfill requirements for Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) approval and update, and closely follows the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)’s Local Mitigation Planning Handbook. Rather than solely identifying community assets, this process encourages a more in-depth approach to conducting a vulnerability assessment and selecting hazard mitigation actions. This is intended to help shape each assessment according to a community’s preferred goals for a more locally meaningful and actionable LHMP.
The toolkit was developed by the Association of Bay Area Governments, the Environmental Protection Agency and Federal Emergency Management Agency.