Counties and other local governments are at the frontlines of extreme climate-related events, leading the immediate disaster response and recovery, despite the availability of internal infrastructure and resources.
County governments across America play a critical role in preparing for or recovering from major disaster events. Since 1980, the United States has experienced 363 weather or climate related disaster events that have cost under $2.6 trillion dollars and taken the lives of 15,971 people.
Facing a long, painful rebuilding process following the greatest natural disaster in Maui County, Hawaii’s history, Councilmember Yuki Lei Sugimura is drawing motivation from the outpouring of support from both strangers who want to help and colleagues from across the country.
On August 10, the U.S. Department of Treasury (Treasury) released an Interim Final Rule (IFR) for the bipartisan State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Fiscal Recovery, Infrastructure, and Disaster Relief Flexibility Act
Join the BRECC National Network for a conversation on outdoor recreation as a viable component to build a robust, diverse local economy. Learn more about research trends linked to outdoor recreation economic development, small business ecosystems and resources that could support coal communities.
The NACo Resilient Counties Initiative builds leadership capacity to identify and manage risk, and prepare counties to become more flexible and responsive to system shocks and stresses. It has a holistic approach to resilience, examining social and economic resilience, sustainability and disaster management.