This month, FEMA will highlight hazard mitigation projects across the nation and plans to announce additional climate resilience funding.
To celebrate Disaster Resilience Month throughout August, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Deanne Criswell will travel across the United States to highlight community mitigation projects.
Also this month, the agency will announce the final project selections for the FY2022 Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) and Flood Mitigation Assistance annual grant programs, along with funding allotments for the 2023 funding cycle for both programs. In total, President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provided $7 billion for FEMA to help communities build resilience and reduce disaster loss and suffering, including $900 million last funding cycle.
“Helping people before, during and after disasters starts with ensuring communities across the country have the resources they need to build with resilience. That’s why this Disaster Resilience Month we will be hitting the road to showcase hazard mitigation projects that protect people and property from natural disasters,” said Criswell. “Thanks to President Biden’s Investing in America agenda and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, we will be able to make these historic investments in communities nationwide.”
FEMA will also announce the preliminary Community Disaster Resilience Zone designations this month. This will allow federal financial support to target resilience projects that will help communities reduce the impact of climate change and other natural hazards. FEMA regions will also host local events highlighting the importance of climate resilience.
During August, FEMA will focus on sharing case studies, events, funding opportunities and other resources dedicated to investing in communities. Check back throughout the month for updates!