The Partnership provides a comprehensive, cost-effective approach for partners to bring together resources - both human and financial - to enhance disaster safety and preparedness statewide. The Partnership fosters collaboration among private and public agencies; works with communities and organizations to determine needs, and to identify issues and resources; and helps develop strategies for risk reduction. Activities are organized on three levels: statewide, regional, and local. Each level of activity builds off of the other and leads to a more coordinated and collaborative statewide program.