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Guide Brief 15 - Additional Applications of the Community Resilience Planning Guide



Community Resilience Program NIST


This Guide Brief provides examples of how the NIST Community Resilience Planning Guide can also be used for resilience planning at the state, regional, county, and organizational scales. The Guide is written for use by communities that have distinct boundaries and function under the jurisdiction of a governance structure, but the concepts can be applied at other scales as well. When a common approach is used to develop resilience plans between interacting or cooperative government agencies (e.g., state, county, community), regional planning agencies (e.g., councils of governments), institutions (e.g., universities, military bases) and organizations, their resilience plans may better align. The level of collaboration and consistency can improve significantly if participants use a common vocabulary, planning process, and set of performance goals for built and social environments. The NIST Guide can help provide this consistency. A summary of the guide alignment with the FEMA National Planning System and its mission areas is also described, to illustrate how efforts in these areas can be integrated into resilience planning.
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 1190GB-15
Report Number


Program, C. (2019), Guide Brief 15 - Additional Applications of the Community Resilience Planning Guide, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed May 24, 2024)


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Created June 28, 2019, Updated July 1, 2019