building disaster Resilient communities before the next disaster strikes.
The goal of Project Impact was to Build Disaster Resistant Communities. It was a national initiative developed under FEMA Director James Lee Witt that was a positive step toward changing the way America dealt with disasters by encouraging communities to come together to assess their hazard vulnerabilities and implement strategies to limit damage before a disaster occurred. There were 250 Project Impact Communities participating in the program before it was canceled by then President Bush in 2001.
Project Impact 2 will provide communities and states with an updated project impact framework to help communities capitalize on the positive resources within their communities to become more resilient and disaster resistant by forming partnerships, assessing risk, prioritizing needs, and communicating partnerships those with-in the communities alongside the private sector by using our expertise in the disaster management and resiliency sectors, led by former FEMA Director James Lee Witt and our partners. Our Enterprise Partners may share their expertise, networks, monetary and human capital, other capabilities to build more resilient and sustainable communities nationally.