FEMA has released an updated version of its Building Private-Public Partnerships guide, which provides recommendations and best practices to establish and maintain a private-public partnership to help coordinate mitigation, response, and recovery planning and preparedness within a jurisdiction. The guide will help both public and private sector emergency managers at all levels collaborate to increase community resilience. While the guide is written from a local perspective, any jurisdiction or private entity can use it. The latest version of this guide is the result of an effort to build on the recent National Response Framework update which focused on non-governmental capabilities to stabilize community lifelines and the continued need for aligning government efforts with the private sector. As FEMA notes, a variety of private-public structures exist to reflect the interconnected and complex environment that emergency managers operate within the context of more frequent and severe incidents – even before COVID-19. Access the guide at FEMA or below.