Outsmart Disaster Campaign


Outsmart Disaster is a statewide awareness campaign that is focused primarily on providing California businesses with the resources they need to adequately prepare for and recover from all types of disasters. California’s Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency (BCSH) designed the Outsmart Disaster Campaign and designated The Academy as a Campaign partner responsible for overseeing successful implementation of Campaign deliverables.


  • To improve communication of disaster hazard science and engineering for use in decision-making processes
  • To help understand and inform actions to reduce disaster risks
  • To build community capacity to respond to and recover from disasters

Central to Outsmart Disaster is the Resilient Business Challenge (also known as the RBC). The RBC is a self-guided tool curated by state and local economic development experts and is organized under five topic areas that can be completed at the participant’s own pace.

We are fortunate to have generous support from the JP Morgan Chase Foundation, the U.S. Economic Development Administration, and Edison International for our components of program outreach.

To learn more about Outsmart Disaster, related events, and the Resilient Business Challenge, please visit https://outsmartdisaster.com/.

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