Resilient Communities are the Foundations of a Resilient America.

Community Resilience System

The Community Resilience System (CRS) brings together the resources, tools, and processes needed to improve community resilience. The CRS consists of:

  • A knowledge base of what community resilience is, what makes communities more resilient, what tools can help communities assess their resilience, and what resources can help communities take action to become more resilient.
  • A process that helps communities use the knowledge base to become more resilient.
  • A web-based set of tools and resources to make the process and knowledgebase available to a wide array of communities.

The CRS helps communities create a vision for the future and establish the necessary actions to improve overall resilience to disasters and other disturbances. The information, the process, and the system will help them prepare for and recover from any challenge.

The CRS was piloted in seven communities where leaders and citizens were committed to engaging the full fabric of their society to foster preparedness and resilience. These communities are Anaheim, California; Anne Arundel County and Annapolis, Maryland; Charleston and the Tri-County Area, South Carolina; Gadsden, Alabama; Greenwich, Connecticut; The Mississippi Gulf Coast; and Mount Juliet, Tennessee.

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions about the CRS.