Scenario Planning for Disaster Recovery and Resilience
This RFP will open for submissions on January 16, 2024.
The Consortium for Scenario Planning, a program of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, invites proposals for applications of exploratory scenario planning (XSP) processes in communities to address disaster recovery and resilience.
The consortium is looking for projects that will design community-based XSP workshops that can be used in disaster recovery and resilience planning. Applicants are not required to implement their workshop models, although they are welcome to do so. Following the project’s completion, the Lincoln Institute may select one or more projects to use as the basis for a technical assistance program, implemented the following year by Lincoln Institute staff and the project creator.
Disasters may be on a neighborhood, community-wide, or regional scale. Many specific disasters may be part of a cycle of cascading hazards, where the effects of one disaster bleed into or cause another, such as wildfires that cause catastrophic flooding, or floods that destroy homes, precipitate sanitation crises, and trigger landslides.
For this project, examples of disasters to be considered in workshops might include, but should not be limited to:
- Severe weather events (hurricanes, tornadoes, etc.)
- Oil spills
- Application deadline: February 16, 2024
- Notification of accepted proposals: March 4, 2024
- First draft: December 2025
- Final draft: February 2025
The Lincoln Institute will evaluate proposals based on five criteria:
- Relevance of the project to the RFP’s theme of exploratory scenario planning as applied to disaster recovery and resilience.
- Adherence to and understanding of XSP method in proposed workshop design.
- Capacity and expertise of the team and relevant analytical and/or practice-based experience.
- Potential impact and usefulness of the project for practitioners of scenario planning.
- Feasibility of project completion within a one-year timeframe.