Country:United States
Policy status:In Force
Policy Type:Information and Education, Policy Support
Policy Target:
Agency:U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

The Silver Jackets program provides a formal and consistent strategy for an interagency approach to planning and implementing measures to reduce the risks associated with flooding and other natural hazards. Individual Silver Jacket programs are developed at the state level. The program's primary goals are to create or supplement a mechanism to collaboratively address risk management issues, prioritize those issues, and implement solutions; increase and improve risk communication through a unified interagency effort; leverage information and resources, including providing access to such national programs as FEMA's RiskMAP program and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Levee Inventory and Assessment Initiative; provide focused, coordinated hazard mitigation assistance in implementing high-priority actions such as those identified by state mitigation plans; and identify gaps among the various agency programs and/or barriers to implementation, such as conflicting agency policies or authorities, and provide recommendations for addressing these issues. Together, Silver Jacket teams work to reduce flood risk and establish relationships to facilitate integrated disaster responses.


Last modified: Mon, 19 May 2014 15:30:09 CEST