Community Financial Assessment from Carri


As a complement to the first webinar in our Crisis Coach Series®Funding Recovery after a Crisis or Disaster, the team at CARRI – The Community and Regional Resilience Institute – is making available their Community Financial Assessment.

You will also find valuable information on Disaster Recovery Loans via hereDisaster Recovery Loans via here.

The CFA assessment download paper will help communities evaluate the financial structure and capital currently available to businesses in their communities and identify gaps that may exist. This assessment focuses on the capital and financing structures most commonly used by individual businesses, of all sizes, and should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of all economic and community development finance resources.

The Financial Capital Pyramid accompanying the assessment demonstrates the layers of financial and capital resources needed to build aresilience community. The higher the level of resource engagement of a community on the capital pyramid, the more resilient it becomes in terms of its ability to rebound and grow from a natural or economic disaster. It is the balanced combination of the institutions, services and products highlighted in this assessment that add to community resiliency and strength.  Download the Assessment


The Community and Regional Resilience Institute (CARRI) and Firestorm® launched an important new CRISIS COACH® series of web-based workshops focused on recovering from – and preparing for – disasters and crises.

Each fact-packed hour features a panel of experts digging into subjects you need to know more about. They offer practical tips and point to resources you, your business, and your community can use to prepare for or recover from disaster.

Our first session, Funding Recovery, available to view below, was conducted on December 6th, 2012, and featured Matt Campbell, Senior Vice President & Assistant General Counsel at Chubb & Son, General Warren Edwards and Dr. John Plodinec of the Community and Regional Resilience Institute (CARRI), and Steven G. Smith, Director – Office of Disaster Planning for the US Small Business Administration. Click the image below to play, or view at this linkview at this linkview at this link.