ECFR2C Strategic Resilience Action Plan 

The ECFR2C Strategic Resilience Action Plan (SRAP) is a living document that presents a culmination of over two years of work. During these foundational years, the R2C has been built from the bottom up, defined by formalized and committed partnerships that have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that acknowledges where we are as a region and develops the structure and framework for action, promoting the alignment of efforts to solve the greatest of vulnerabilities in the region together.

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A significant portion of the work done by the Collaborative since its establishment has been guided by the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Although slowing the progress toward building partnership, this all-around impactful event unpredictably invigorated a renewed sense of urgency for region-wide collaboration and a shared definition and mission. From this unified vision, each committee was brought together to build capacity with purpose and intention connecting the work, holistically, and providing a roadmap through the implementation of goals and strategies, which are presented in this SRAP.

The Drivers of Vulnerability

Through the R2C’s advisory committees’ work in building an understanding of the region by assessing and defining vulnerabilities within all community aspects (people, places, and prosperity/economic system), correlating and interconnected sets of indicators of vulnerable communities were identified and named “drivers of vulnerability.” Some of the most consistent correlating drivers include safe and affordable housing; safe open spaces; health care access; food access and security; access to energy and clean water; economic mobility; and safe, clean, reliable, and affordable transportation. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of these drivers of vulnerability have been framed and reinforced, identifying and establishing common ground across communities and disciplines, further encouraging the need for collective and strategic action.


To gain a greater understanding of the region's drivers of vulnerability and the impacts theses have on the community please refer to the ECFRPC's                               to explore key data metrics categorized under people, places, and prosperity. 

Advisory Committee (AC)'s Goals

Engagement & Academy Development 

Goal: Develop a leadership academy.

Goal: Establish regional scale capacity building webinars/training that  focus on the pillars of (people) health +  equity, (places) built infrastructure + natural environment, and (prosperity) economic resilience. In addition, reducing risks, vulnerabilities and carbon emissions, and increasing sustainability efforts are an essential piece.

SDG Alignment: 



Goal: Organizational- Guide and support municipalities and counties in the region to create equitable resilience policies, programs, and decision-making processes that consider local socioeconomics including inequities to ensure all can participate and prosper.

Goal: Community- Identify and assess community vulnerabilities to shocks and stressors (and  assets).

Goal: Regional- Build and gather consistent baseline equity data for a regional equity profile that connects to other systems.

Goal: Leverage Programs around the region collectively toward prioritized topics and align priorities.

Goal: Build local awareness and regional capacity for including health, equity, and addressing the system to offer equal access to both tools and opportunity into resilience work.

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Economic Resilience

Goal: Assess vulnerabilities of the economic system and develop strategies to adapt to shocks and stressors.

Goal: Increase investment in the region’s innovation clusters and emerging industries that encourage economic diversification.

Goal: Foster sustainable and regenerative systems that promote equitable and     inclusive prosperity.

Goal: Position and advance east central Florida as a laboratory for new economic development concepts/models using common and comparable metrics across all sectors.

Goal: Eliminate education achievement gap (including ages 0-5) and increase exposure to learning as a prerequisite for innovation among differing demographics.

Goal:  Fund increased access to quality public goods and services in transportation, housing, food access and affordability, quality childcare and digital broadband access.

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Infrastructure- Green, Gray, & Blue

Goal: Implement infrastructure projects  to reduce heat island effect.

Goal: Provide regionally accessible tools, database and data standards.

Goal: Increase acreage of conservation lands and green space.

Goal: Assess and decrease vulnerabilities to grey infrastructure from shocks and stressors.

Goal: Assess and decrease vulnerabilities to green infrastructure from shocks and stressors.

Goal: Assess and decrease vulnerabilities to blue infrastructure from shocks and stressors.

Goal: Increase the implementation of regionally (cross-jurisdiction significant resilient infrastructure projects.

Goal: Decrease flood impacts across the region.

Goal: Increase implementation of resilient infrastructure policies and planning.

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Regional Greenhouse Gas Reduction 

Goal: Develop a regional greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory for cities and counties throughout east central Florida and support local governments within the region with data collection, and developing their internal capacity to report their own GHG emissions inventories.

Goal: In conjunction with the regional greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory, assist R2C partners/ local governments in the region with data collection and developing their internal capacity to conduct their respective GHG emissions/municipal operation inventories.

Goal: Create a GHG 101 tutorial workshop for local governments, annually with identified jurisdictional lead as part of (Engagement & Training TAC).

Goal: Using the regional GHG inventory results, develop long-term goals, interim targets, and strategies to reduce the GHG emissions across the region.

Goal: Develop and continue GHG monitoring strategy: measure and monitor goals/targets.

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Regional Risk & Vulnerability 

Goal: Develop an integrated regional scale risk and hazard assessment accounting for social vulnerabilities, climate sensitivities, and  future  conditions based on scientific data. (social vulnerabilities + risk analysis + historical hazard occurrence/future conditions) *must satisfy  multiple federal level risk assessment requirements and could include natural and human made.

Goal: Develop a regional list of mitigation projects emphasizing alignment,  interactions and strategies.

Goal: Assess available land use tools and integrate land use solutions to mitigate identified risks.

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For more information on each advisory committees' goals please refer to the SRAP document