Federal Reserve: Six of the Nation’s Largest Banks to Participate in Pilot Climate Scenario Analysis

Exercise designed to enhance the ability of supervisors and firms to measure and manage climate-related financial risks The Federal Reserve Board on Thursday announced that six of the nation’s largest banks will participate in a pilot climate scenario analysis exercise designed to enhance the ability of supervisors and firms to […]

HUD: Public Input Sought on Design of New Green and Resilient Retrofit Program for Multifamily Assisted Housing Properties

Part of President Biden’s landmark Inflation Reduction Act, the Green and Resilient Retrofit Program will provide funding to enhance energy efficiency and climate resiliency in HUD Multifamily assisted housing properties. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today released a Request for Information in public inspection form in the Federal Register to […]

OCC: Chief Climate Risk Officer Announced

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today announced the appointment of Dr. Yue (Nina) Chen as Chief Climate Risk Officer. Dr. Chen will lead the agency’s climate risk efforts related to supervision, policy, and external engagement. She will oversee the activities of the OCC’s Office of Climate […]

EDA: Over $47 Million in American Rescue Plan Funds Invested Last Week

The following grants were made under the American Rescue Plan Funds program: September 6, 2022 – U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $4.7 Million in American Rescue Plan Funds to Support Small Businesses on Fort Apache Indian Reservation September 6, 2022 – U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $3.5 Million in American Rescue Plan […]

Census Bureau: The Opportunity Project Innovation Expands Its Focus to Puerto Rico

Each year, the U.S. Census Bureau brings together cross-sector collaborators to solve some of the nation’s biggest challenges with data and technology through The Opportunity Project (TOP) product development sprints. TOP is an innovation program led by the Census Open Innovation Labs at the Census Bureau. TOP engages government, technologists and communities to […]

HUD: FHA Implements Residential Care Facility “Green Mortgage Insurance Premium” Reductions

Guidance issued today explains how lenders participating in FHA’s Section 232 Mortgage Insurance for Residential Care Facility program can obtain mortgage insurance premium reductions on mortgages for eligible “green” facilities Federal Housing Commissioner: Green MIP pricing will “support the Biden-Harris Administration’s climate goals and HUD’s Climate Action Plan” The Federal […]

FEMA: More than $3 Billion in Funding for Two FEMA Programs Announced to Increase Climate Resilience Nationwide

Today, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas, FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell and White House Infrastructure Coordinator and Senior Advisor to the President Mitch Landrieu, announced that FEMA is making funding available for two resilience grant programs for more than $3 billion to help communities become more resilient to climate change and associated […]

FEMA: FEMA, State Emergency Management and Local Leaders Announce Historic Investments in Climate and Disaster Resilience

Today, FEMA Region 10 Administrator Wille G. Nunn joined Washington Emergency Management Division Director Robert Ezelle and local leaders in Aberdeen, WA, to announce Washington projects selected as part of President Biden’s historic $1.16 billion climate and disaster resilience investment and the availability of an additional $3.095 billion in funding […]

HUD: New Steps Announced to Lower Electricity Bills for Residents in HUD Programs

New HUD Actions to Connect HUD-Assisted Residents and Homeowners to Solar Power and Lower Energy Costs The Biden Administration, through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, announced today new measures to connect families served by HUD programs to solar power and help lower their electricity bills. Over 4.5 […]

FEMA: Programs Announced for Inclusion in the Justice40 Initiative to Increase Equity and Community Resilience

Today, FEMA released an initial list of programs covered under the Biden-Harris Administration’s Justice40  Initiative, which aims to deliver 40% of the overall benefits of climate, clean energy, affordable and sustainable housing, clean water and other investments to disadvantaged communities that are marginalized, overburdened and underserved. There are four covered programs within FEMA, each […]