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ISD works with communities and businesses to address weaknesses and vulnerabilities, promote resilience and improve disaster recovery.

ISD Projects:

Small Business Resilience Centers

Community Economic Development Strategies

READI Community Resilience Enhancement Program

Affordable Green Housing Innovation Study

Reducing Repetitive Losses Study

Sustainable Community Buyers Guide

Post-Disaster Community Capacity Building

Community HEALS

Weekly Long-Term Recovery and Resilience Calls

Weekly Development News Round-Up

Active Recovery and Resilience Zones: Hawaii * Southern California * Florida Panhandle * Caribbean * Midwest * Northern California * North Carolina * Canada * Northern Marianas






 Response Support 


Business Surveys

Economic Impact Assessments

Resource Management & Mobilization

Technical Teams


Technical Assistance


Help Desk 

Mentoring & Capacity Building

 Sustainable Buyers Guide

Best Practice Research

Resilience Hub

Resilience & Long-Term Recovery Strategies 


Asset Mapping

Needs Assessment

Whole of Society Engagement 

Resilience READI program





Training Programs

Long-Term Recovery Calls

Web-based Seminars

Investing in the Future




Grant & Reource Identification

Public-private Partnerships

Everyone has such great and genuine hearts to help and serve, I feel very blessed to have gotten to see this from the inside as this is my heart also." Chad Walton, CEO, Snapspace Solutions

We have to make development and disaster resilience work better for the long term, particularly for the folks who can afford set-backs the least."  Stephen Jordan, CEO, Institute for Sustainable Development