Local and County Mitigation Planning
Local and County Hazard Mitigation Dashboards
The Silver Jackets program supports the development of state-led teams focusing on reducing flood risk and other natural disasters. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is a critical proponent and supporter of the program. Silver Jackets teams in states across the United States bring together multiple state, federal, and sometimes tribal and local agencies to learn from one another. By applying their shared knowledge, the teams enhance mitigation, response and recovery efforts related to such events. No single agency has all the answers, but leveraging multiple programs and perspectives can provide a cohesive solution. Although each state Silver Jackets team is unique, common agency participants include state agencies with mission areas of hazard mitigation, emergency management, floodplain management, and natural resources management or conservation. Federal participation typically includes the USACE and the Federal Emergency Management Agency and often others such as the National Weather Service and the U.S. Geological Survey.