Guides to Expanding Mitigation

The Guides to Expanding Mitigation are part of a series designed to highlight innovative and emerging partnerships for mitigation. The booklets show how communities can better support hazard mitigation projects and planning by engaging other sectors; supporting FEMA's goal of building a culture of preparedness, as part of the agency's strategic plan.

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Making the Connection to Faith-Based Partners

Learn how leaders in hazard mitigation and in faith-based and religious organizations can make their communities stronger and more resilient.

Making the Connection to Coast

This guide explores issues and hazards that affect coastal communities. It also provides resources and best practices to reduce risk.

Making the Connection to Older Adults

FEMA and AARP have partnered to release a new Guide to Expanding Mitigation: Making the Connection to Older Adults. This guide discusses how natural hazards affect older adults and gives tips to reduce that risk. Visit to download or order the accompanying Disaster Resilience Tool Kit for local community leaders.

Making the Connection to People with Disabilities

Learn more about how to work with people with disabilities to reduce risk and improve accessibility across the whole community.

Making the Connection to Wildlife

Explore the risk reduction benefits of protecting wildlife habitat, restoring ecosystems and promoting biodiversity in mitigation projects.

Connecting Mitigation and Codes and Standards

Learn how updating codes and standards, across multiple sectors, can increase community disaster resilience.

Making The Connection To Cemeteries

Cemeteries are important cultural resources. Learn how cemetery experts can help mitigation build community resilience by planning for the future while preserving the past.

Connecting Mitigation and the Whole Community

Explore how groups and organizations broadening their involvement with mitigation can uncover new sources for collective action, and how FEMA initiatives encourage “whole community” engagement.

Connecting Mitigation and Communications Systems

Learn how consistent and efficient communications systems support resilience and how engaging telecommunications experts can help communities stay connected.

Connecting Mitigation and Equity

Explore how mitigation can be more equitable by including insights from at-risk communities disproportionately impacted by disasters.

Connecting Mitigation and Electric Power

Learn how partnering with energy professionals can reduce future risk by reinforcing and reimagining electric power.

Connecting Mitigation and Municipal Financing

Explore how engaging community finance professionals can help develop funding strategies for mitigation investments.

Connecting Mitigation and Transportation

Learn how community officials and transportation professionals can work together to facilitate sustainable infrastructure investments and coordinate maintenance needs.

Connecting Mitigation and Public Health

Explore how community officials can collaborate with the public health sector to gain important insights on how mitigation investments can address public health goals.

Connecting Mitigation and Agriculture

Spark conversations about mitigation investments that can help increase the resiliency of agricultural sector.

Connecting Mitigation and Arts and Culture

Learn how engaging partners in the arts and culture sector can enhance the relevance of mitigation and help build knowledge and increase capacity of the entire community.

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