Whole Community Resilience Planning Program
According to the approved Disaster Recovery Action Plan of the Puerto Rico Department of Housing, the Whole Community Resilience Planning Program will result in comprehensive community recovery plans, the benefits of which will allow communities to develop policies, planning, and management capacity that best meet their needs.
The Whole Community Resilience Planning Program (WCRP) has two phases which will nurture civic engagement and allow communities to create a resilience plan and increase local capacity in their decision-making processes for future investment opportunities. In the process communities will collaboratively and effectively determine their unique needs, set goals and objectives, identify priorities and request funding for the development of a long-term resilience plan. The program priority will be high-risk communities, which are defined as communities situated in the floodway or floodplain, landslide risk areas, and/or areas of concentrated damage.
Click here to download the most recent informative presentation about the Whole Community Resilience Planning Program.
The main goal for the Whole Community Resilience Planning Program (WCRP) is to make the most of the planning and resilience capacities that communities, through their own knowledge and experiences, already possess. The WCRP Program encourages increased collaboration among different groups in order to guarantee informed decision making on the path toward creating a Community Resilience Plan for vulnerable communities. In hosting our First Community Resilience Conference, we intend to provide information from several experts and professionals from different backgrounds in order to bolster a discussion of ideas, best practices, and initiatives in resilience focused planning.
Social Capital Interactive Maps
This first phase of the project includes multiple interactive maps with information on existing social assets in and around our communities across the 78 municipalities. Each map promotes awareness among residents and visitors about local places and initiatives in their surroundings. The fundamental purpose of this tool is to make this information even more accessible to our citizens and visitors, thus promoting among them the potential to identify the availability of resources at the local level allowing effective, agile and participatory community planning. The maps have been classified into the following focus areas:
We hope this tool will be of great use to everyone. In the coming weeks, we will continue making improvements and updates to this tool to ensure each user has the most optimal experience possible in their navigation and use. Please note, this is a pilot version and currently shows progress on the collection and analysis of data relevant to Puerto Rico. Based on this effort, Foundation for Puerto Rico (FPR) will develop a tool with a higher level of analysis possibilities for users. To access them online, click here.
Disclaimer: This Social Capital Map (SCM) was developed in Spanish with Spanish-speaking users as the primary audience. This manual will detail usage of the tool with instructions in English, but the tool and all its data will remain in Spanish for the near future. An English version of the tool will be available at a later date, as part of an enhanced version of the SCM platform.
Created by Foundation for Puerto Rico, the Working Groups are multisectoral alliances that serve as insight and context providers, to help shape the development of the Whole Community Resilience Planning program. The Working Groups are composed of representatives from Federal and State government agencies, nonprofit organizations, trade groups and professional associations that possess the knowledge and experience required in the areas of economic, educational, infrastructural, health, environmental and housing development.