Changes are Coming to State and Local Mitigation Planning Guides

On April 19, 2022, FEMA updated its state and local mitigation planning policy guides to reflect “programmatic and administrative” regulatory changes. Such routine changes are made to “continually improve and better support stakeholders in meeting federal requirements when creating [...]

BOLDplanning Leads COOP Workshops for San Benito County, CA

Spring is in the air and so is Tennessee-based BOLDplanning. Last month, BOLDplanning Training Manager, Kayla McMahan, CBCP, took to the skies to facilitate Continuity of Operations (COOP) workshops in San Benito County, California. Accompanying Kayla was Kiana Freeman, [...]

Severe Weather: Spring into Preparedness

With the beauty of spring comes the risk of unpredictable and oftentimes severe weather, especially thunderstorms and tornadoes. Just over the last couple of weeks, several states, including Iowa, Texas, Alabama, Mississippi, and a handful of others have experienced [...]

FEMA Creates New Emergency Management Exchange Program, Seeks Participant Nominations

As an emergency management professional, you most likely welcome the opportunity to share your knowledge and experience with others. You probably also like listening (and working) with colleagues to build upon your proficiencies and ultimately, improve preparedness within the [...]

FEMA Seeks Feedback on Draft of Emergency Management Guide for Senior Officials

Last month, FEMA announced that it is seeking feedback (particularly real-world case studies) on the draft of a document that provides an executive-level introduction to emergency management concepts and principles for local senior officials. The document, entitled “Local Elected and Appointed [...]

New Flood Mitigation Funding Opportunity Available from FEMA

If you are involved in emergency management/hazard mitigation in the states of Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, or Pennsylvania, this information is for you. On March 21, 2022, FEMA published a funding notice on for the “Swift Current” initiative. And it’s worth [...]