Resolve to Exercise for Preparedness in 2022

What better time than New Year’s to resolve to improve your organization’s preparedness? And to do so through exercise(s) of its emergency/continuity plans?  Exercises, according to FEMA, provide a low-risk, cost-effective environment to 1) test and validate plans, policies, [...]

Application Deadline Nears for Two FY 2021 Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants

As a reminder from BOLDplanning, an Agility company, FEMA’s fiscal year 2021 (FY 2021) application period for two Hazard Mitigation Assistance Notices of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs) will soon end.  This includes the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) grant program and [...]

Ransomware Attacks on the Rise Across the Nation

The holiday season is here again and with the looming pandemic, millions of people are continuing to work, shop, socialize, and conduct business online every day. Only they may be doing so in a far less secure environment than [...]

K-12 Emergency Preparedness Planning, It’s an Absolute Necessity

Though inspiring places for young people to grow and develop, today’s schools face unprecedented threats to student and staff safety as well as organizational continuity. How so? The COVID-19 pandemic continues to pose numerous challenges, both in staffing and [...]

Using Land Use and Building Codes to Increase Resilience (FEMA Video Now Available)

A park. A library. A subdivision. A water treatment facility. A fire station. When it comes to community development, the placement of such things matters. And not just for convenience, but for resilience. That’s why local government leaders (and [...]

Newly Introduced Bipartisan Bill May Expand Urban Area Security Initiative (U