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State Resilience Offices or Similar State-Led Programs


Division of Community and Regional Affairs- Community Resilience and Climate Adaptation Programs 

Provides technical assistance, training and funding to help communities become more resilient to the hazards resulting from natural disasters. 


Integrated Climate Action and Resilience Program 

Develops responses to climate challenges across the state. The state Climate Adaptation Clearinghouse provides information and resources to assist with implementing resilience planning efforts. 


Colorado Resiliency Office 

Supports communities in becoming safer and more resilient when faced with natural disasters and climate challenges. 


Resilient Community Partnership  

Provides technical assistance and funding to reduce the impacts of flooding from sea level rise and storms. 

District of Columbia 

Resilient DC 

Supports the district’s resilience to challenges; areas of focus include resilient rivers and equity in governance.  


Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Program 

Helps cities plan for resilience and implement climate change adaptation actions.  


Office of Climate and Energy 

Supports state and local governments in efforts to address climate resilience. 


Office of Coastal Restoration and Resiliency  

Develops strategies to protect and restore the state’s coastal resources and support resilient communities in coastal areas; established by the Legislature in 2014.  

New Jersey 

Climate and Flood Resilience Program  

Provides planning and technical assistance to communities to support resilience efforts. 

North Carolina 

Office of Recovery and Resiliency 

Helps communities prepare for natural disasters and climate challenges and develops strategies to enhance communities’ resilience. 


Policy Office-Resilience 

Provides policy guidance to state agencies on resilience activities and addresses the risks posed by natural disasters. 

South Carolina 

Office of Resilience 

Develops statewide resilience plans and coordinates resilience and recovery efforts; established through SB 259 (2019).  


Flood Ready program 

Supports community planning to become flood resilient. 

West Virginia 

State Resiliency Office  

Coordinates economic and community resilience planning and implementation efforts, such as flood protection programs; created within the Department of Commerce through HB 2935 (2017). 

State Resilience Officers


Chief Resilience Officer 

Prepares the state for the economic and physical risks associated with rising sea levels; appointed in 2019. 


Chief Resilience Officer  

Coordinates the decision-making of state agencies to improve the state’s ability to address coastal resilience; established by executive order in 2020.  

New Mexico 

Sustainability and Resilience Officer 

The resilience officer is housed within the Energy Conservation and Management Division. 

Rhode Island 

Chief Resilience Officer  

Implements climate resilience actions across the state. 


Chief Resilience Officer 

Coordinates resilience and adaptation initiatives, including monitoring areas at risk of recurrent flooding and identifying funding opportunities for resilience initiatives at the state and local levels. 


Resilience Officer  

Coordinates an all-hazards approach to state mitigation planning, including cross-sector engagement.  

Resilience Task Forces, Commissions and Working Groups


Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation  

Increases resilience among the state’s coastal communities; a partnership of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and the University of Connecticut. 

District of Columbia 

Commission on Climate Change and Resiliency  

Evaluates the district’s ability to mitigate and adapt to climate challenges and provides recommendations to the mayor. 


State Climate Commission 

Promotes strategies for climate change adaptation and mitigation. 


Climate Initiatives Task Force  

Makes recommendations concerning resilience and climate adaptation.  


Community Resilience Planning, Public Health, and Emergency Management Working Group 

Recommends mitigation strategies and actions for climate resilience and adaptation planning. 


Maryland Commission on Climate ChangeAdaptation and Resiliency Working Group 

Develops strategies for reducing the state’s climate change vulnerability and provides state and local governments with tools to adapt to climate challenges; the working group supports the commission.  


Interagency Climate Adaptation Team 

Encourages collaborative efforts among state agencies and identifies actions to help residents adapt to climate change. 


Flood Recovery Advisory Working Group 

Provides input and recommendations on the state’s flood recovery priorities.  


Montana Ready Communities Initiative 

Supports community resilience to natural and economic challenges; led by the state Department of Commerce.  


Resilience Advisory Committee  

Makes recommendations to the governor, the Legislature and local governments on emergency response and resilience efforts. 


Washington Disaster Resiliency Work Group 

Reviews disaster resilience activities and makes recommendations to the Legislature and governor on whether an ongoing disaster resilience program should be created. 

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