Posted on April 27th, 2023

New in 2023: EDEN COAD Manual

This manual explores how Extension professionals can use COADs (Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COADs) and community forums to reduce the impact of disasters and build a more efficient response and recovery process. This manual provides instructions, worksheets, tools, and advice for creating, maintaining, and sustaining COADs in communities. This manual will be of value to Cooperative Extension professionals and other organizations and institutions considering ways to increase community buy-in to address disaster issues together.

The authors of this manual are Extension professionals serving as EDEN delegates, and have dedicated years to developing COADs in their communities, throughout their states, and nationwide. The manual was written by a team from the University of Illinois Extension, Purdue Extension, University of Nebraska Extension, and University of Missouri. This project was supported with funding from the Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) using Food and Agriculture Defense Initiative (FADI) funding from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture under NIFA/USDA Agreement No. 2018-37620-28830.

View the COAD Manual Here