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FEMA to Award Up to $660 Million in Hazard Mitigation Assistance

FEMA has recently opened the FY20 Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Notification of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs) for the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) grant program and the new Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) pre-disaster mitigation grant programs. The FMA grant program provides states, local communities, tribes, and territories with funding for mitigation activity to strengthen the… Keep Reading

FEMA Hurricane Laura Federal Response Update

The storm remains a threat to those in its forecasted path. Individuals should continue to monitor their local news for updates and directions provided by their local officials and heed local evacuation orders. Keep Reading

DHS Funds Research to Model Compound Flood Events

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has awarded $950,000 to Deltares USA and Deltares to develop a community-oriented, flood hazard modeling process using open source data, models and software. Keep Reading

FEMA Announces Redesign of FEMA.gov Website

The site has experienced rapid growth with more than 80 million page visits in the past two years, making it one of the agency’s most important communication tools and the foundation of its online presence. Keep Reading

New Data Discloses Flood Risk of Every U.S. Home

While FEMA classifies 8.7 million properties as having substantial risk, or within Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs), the First Street Foundation Flood Model identifies nearly 70% more, or 14.6 million properties with the same level of risk. Keep Reading

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