FEMA released expanded capabilities to the Resilience Analysis and Planning Tool (RAPT), including census tract data and additional infrastructure layers for all state, local, tribal and territorial jurisdictions across the nation. This update to the tool enables a more granular analysis of community resilience indicators and allows users to calculate the population of individuals with specific indicator characteristics in selected census tracts. Jurisdictions at all levels, other federal agencies, the private sector, and nongovernmental organizations can use RAPT to inform strategies for preparedness, response and recovery activated related to the coronavirus pandemic and other disasters. The tool is a free-to-use Geographic Information System (GIS) webmap tool that allows users to combine layers of community resilience indicators, infrastructure locations, and hazard data to visualize, prioritize and implement strategies to impact resilience, response, and recovery. The RAPT is publicly available at https://bit.ly/ResilienceAnalysisandPlanningTool. Supporting documents for RAPT, including an overview document, user guide and information about the data layers and sources, can be found at https://www.fema.gov/de/media-library/assets/documents/176618.
FEMA's National Integration Center will host three 60-minute training webinars on April 2, 7, and 9 to provide additional background on the RAPT, demonstrate multiple capabilities, and answer questions. Advance registration is not required, but space is limited to 150 participants per webinar. See the Upcoming Events section below for the information to attend.