FEMA Updates Resilience Analysis and Planning Tool [NIMS Alert 11-23]

Public safety grant news from FEMA

The Resilience Analysis and Planning Tool (RAPT) is a free, no-login required online webmap that makes everyone a GIS analyst. RAPT gives everyone access to powerful data and GIS mapping to understand potential challenges to resilience in each community, county, state, tribe. The 2023 update of RAPT includes the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau, an updated FEMA Community Resilience Challenges Index (CRCI) binned by percentiles, and a curated add-in data layer list.

The Resilience Analysis and Planning Tool helps reveal important community characteristics with preloaded layers that display:

  • Population Challenges to Resilience – 22 individual indicators of resilience and a single Community Resilience Challenges Index percentile for counties and census tracts.
  • Hazard and Risk – Real-time flood gauges, live radar, active wildfires, annualized expected losses from the National Risk Index, and more.
  • Infrastructure – Schools, places of worship, electric lines, wastewater facilities, and more.
  • Equity – Race and ethnicity data, broadband access, languages spoken in the home, and more.
  • Future Climate – Three sea level rise scenarios and easy import of forecasted climate data from the Climate Risk and Resilience Portal (ClimRR).

Register for a webinar to learn more.

Visit www.fema.gov/rapt to start using RAPT today and access the RAPT Resource Center to learn how to do even more to understand and improve resilience in your community: instill equity, climate resilience, and a ready FEMA and prepared nation.