NADO Research Foundation and RUPRI Release Tool to Calculate Local Government Preparedness for Disasters

The NADO Research Foundation and the Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI) have released a national spreadsheet tool to supplement their publication, “Financial Planning for Disasters:  A Workbook for Local Governments and Regions.”  The workbook and the spreadsheet are designed to help local governments and regions understand their financial vulnerabilities to natural disasters, evaluate their financial capacity to cover the costs of those disasters, identify strategies to close the gap between financial vulnerability and capacity and identify and address the spillover effects of neighboring local governments’ financial vulnerabilities to disasters.  The spreadsheet tool provides formulas to assist with some of the calculations in the workbook’s module worksheets, making it easier to complete them on a computer.