FEMA Seeks Input for Flood Mitigation Funding Program

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Krista Melnar

Stormwater Engineer

Join Freese and Nichols in helping shape the future of flood mitigation funding.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is seeking public input for the Disaster Recovery Reform Act (DRRA) Section 1234: National Public Infrastructure Pre-Disaster Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. The Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC), will focus on reducing the nation’s risk by funding public infrastructure projects that increase a community’s resilience before a disaster affects an area.

The public has until July 15 to make comments at https://fema.ideascale.com/a/campaign-home/61112 or by BUILDBRIC@fema.dhs.gov.

FEMA is also hosting a series of webinars through June. For more information on the webinars: https://www.fema.gov/drra-bric#

Webinar 1: Infrastructure Mitigation Projects and Community Lifelines, June 6

Webinar 2: Hazard Mitigation Planning, Grant Application and Evaluation, And Risk-Based Funding, June 13

Webinar 3: Funding and Resource Management and Benefit-Cost Analysis, June 20

Webinar 4: Building Codes, Enforcement, Capacity and Capability, June 25

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Krista Melnar, PE, CFM, PMP, is the Stormwater Practice Leader in Austin.