Phase 1: Plan the process

Use this phase to help determine the project's scope, leadership and advisory roles and relationships, develop partnerships, needed resources, timeline and initial communications.
These planning steps are recommended and can be done simultaneously or in an order that makes the most sense for your agency and partners. Review all CHAPS phases before returning to Phase 1 to begin your planning. Timing, funding and capacity assets can help drive how the assessment and planning process is initiated.