Enhancing Community Resilience Through Social Capital and Connectedness
This report—created by the National Academies Resilient America Program to assist the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)—identifies applied research themes and makes suggestions to improve resilience and hazards mitigation, including topics such as social connectedness, social capital, and equity, trust, and community co-development.

Motivating Local Climate Adaptation and Strengthening Resilience
This additional National Academies report was also created to assist FEMA in identifying applied research, this time in the area of addressing public concern about climate change and community challenges. Topics identified as critical to protecting social and physical infrastructure were the co-creation of stakeholder data and information, integrated approaches to adaptation, and building trust to motivate local action.

National Preparedness Month Resources
Ready.gov has released its annual collection of National Preparedness Month resources to help disaster professional raise awareness about how to prepare for disasters and emergencies. The site includes helpful videos, weekly themes, schedules, and other information to promote disaster preparedness.

Natural Hazard Retrofit Program Toolkit
This Federal Emergency Management Agency toolkit discusses the importance of retrofitting structures to protect people, property, and the economy. It provides a clear list of resources for local governments including advice on assessing vulnerability, conducting community outreach, designing retrofit programs, and evaluating results.

Pediatric Surge Resources for COVID-19
This recent addition to the U.S Health and Human Services Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (ASPR TRACIE) assistance request series provides current information, recommendations and additional resources about pediatric surge capacity, management, and operations in the context of the Delta variant spike of COVID-19.