Federal, State, and Local Partnerships at a Regional Scale

Resources in this section include federal grant and partnership programs that support regional and local communities, and resources and guides that have been produced through interagency and intergovernmental partnerships. Some of these resources were discussed on the April 2018 RCF call, Federal, State, and Local Partnerships at the Regional Scale, which featured speakers from EPA's Office of Sustainable Communities and the City of Santa Cruz, CA.

 

 

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EPA - FEMA Partnership on Hazard Mitigation and Sustainability

2010

In 2010, the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) committing the agencies to coordinate support that they provide to communities on hazard mitigation, disaster recovery, sustainable development, and climate adaptation. The coordination reflects a recognition that when communities are engaging in post-disaster recovery and redevelopment planning, they should be considering climate adaptation, hazard mitigation, and smart growth policies.

Related Organizations: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Resource Category: Funding

 

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Coastal Community Development Partnership (NOAA and EPA)

The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have built a partnership to to support state and local coastal development innovations. Under the agreement, the two agencies will partner with local communities and other governmental entities to give waterfront communities the tools and resources they need to benefit the economy, public health, and the environment while protecting coastal ecosystems, including anticipating and reducing the impacts of climate change.

Related Organizations: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Resource Category: Solutions

 

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Silver Jackets

The Silver Jackets programs brings multiple federal agencies together to work with state, local, and tribal partners to help them better prepare for natural disasters and reduce flood risks.  The goal of the program is to help create a state-led interagency team that can leverage multiple different programs and develop more holistic solutions.  Common participating agencies include hazard mitigation, emergency management, floodplain management, natural resources management.  Federal agencies often include the US Army Corps of Engineers, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the National Weather Service, and the US Geological Service.

Related Organizations: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Resource Category: Organizations

 

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NOAA Coastal Community Planning and Development (Training)

Offered by NOAA's Office for Coastal Management on the Digital Coast website, this training program covers planning processes, current coastal development patterns and trends, natural hazard resiliency, and alternatives to conventional patterns of growth and development. The 2-day course is designed for local elected officials, developers, land use planners, business leaders, floodplain managers, hazard mitigation planners, realtors, emergency managers, community groups, members of civic organizations, coastal resource managers, and concerned citizens.

Related Organizations: NOAA Office for Coastal Management

Resource Category: Education and Outreach

 

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EPA Local Government Climate Adaptation Training

This online training was developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to introduce local government decision-makers to the implications of climate change, the concept of climate adaptation, as well as provide examples of successful local government adaptive actions. Completing the online training video will take about 30 minutes.

Related Organizations: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Resource Category: Education and Outreach

 

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EPA Smart Growth Implementation Assistance Program

2005

The Smart Growth Implementation Assistance Program, run by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), helps communities explore opportunities for and barriers to smart growth and pilot innovative ideas that create more sustainable communities.

Related Organizations: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Resource Category: Planning

 

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EPA Smart Growth: Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities

2011

EPA's Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities seeks to provide targeted technical assistance to communities to protect the environment, promote equitable development and help address the challenges of climate change using a variety of tools that have demonstrated results and widespread application. This technical assistance is designed to help selected local and/or tribal governments to implement development approaches that improve public health, create jobs, expand economic opportunity, and improve overall quality of life.

Related Organizations: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Resource Category: Data and tools

 

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Stronger Housing, Safer Communities: Strategies for Seismic and Flood Risks

March 2015

From the Association of Bay Area Governments, and the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), this report describes the characteristics of housing and communities vulnerable to earthquakes and sea level rise in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. Recommended strategies are provided with a focus on reducing housing and community vulnerability to help the region meet its resilience, sustainability, prosperity, and equity goals.

Related Organizations: Association of Bay Area Local Governments (ABAG), San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC)

Authors or Affiliated Users: Dana Brechwald, Cynthia Kroll, Wendy Goodfriend, Lindy Lowe

Resource Category: Solutions

 

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