FEMA: $135 Million Commitment Made to Support Relocation of Tribal Communities Affected by Climate Change

Funding from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act Supports Community-Driven Relocation for Threatened Communities  The Biden-Harris administration today announced the launch of a new Voluntary Community-Driven Relocation program, led by the Department of the Interior, to assist Tribal communities severely impacted by climate-related environmental threats. Through investments from President […]

HUD: Flood Insurance Options Increased for Homeowners with FHA Mortgages Living in Special Flood Areas

Federal Housing Administration to allow private flood insurance policies on insured single-family mortgages in special flood hazard areas The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), through the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), is announcing today that effective December 21, 2022, it will allow homeowners with FHA-insured mortgage financing to obtain flood […]

HUD: $1.447 Billion Announced for 2021 Disaster Recovery and Mitigation

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced the allocation of $1.447 billion in Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds to provide additional help to communities recovering from 2021 disasters as well as support building inclusive resilience to climate change. “HUD continues to do […]

FEMA: ‘Year of Firsts’ Celebrated During National Native American Heritage Month & Commitment to Supporting Tribal Nations Reinforced

November marks National Native American Heritage Month, an opportunity for every person in the nation to reflect on our shared nation’s history and honor the Tribal Nations and tribal citizens who called this land home long before the United States became a country. This National Native American Heritage Month, FEMA […]

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: Updated Public Housing Agency Disaster Readiness, Response and Recovery Guidebook Released

HUD Deputy Secretary Todman Announces Release of Updated Guidebook During Visit to Mixed-Income Housing Site in Miami, FL: It’s Critical that Public Housing Agencies Have the “Resources and Tools to Take a Proactive Approach to Protect Their Properties and the Safety and Well-Being of Residents” Release of Updated Guidebook Coincides […]

FEMA: New Campaign by FEMA and the Ad Council Encourages Black Community to “Create a Lasting Legacy” by Preparing for Disasters

FEMA will also visit Howard University for series of events to kick off National Preparedness Month and announce the new campaign As part of FEMA’s ongoing approach to advance accessibility and cultural competency in boosting the nation’s preparedness, FEMA and the Ad Council created new PSAs developed specifically to reach Black and […]

FEMA: Resilience Revolving Loan Fund Program Launched Funded by Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Safeguarding Tomorrow Revolving Loan Fund will reduce disaster suffering and vulnerability to natural hazards FEMA is launching a notice of intent for a new program to fund resilience projects that will make communities safer from natural hazards. The Safeguarding Tomorrow Revolving Loan Fund program will make $50 million available in capitalization grants […]

FEMA: Disaster Cooperation Agreement Signed with The Salvation Army

Leaders of FEMA and The Salvation Army signed a new memorandum today, outlining how the organizations will continue to cooperate in carrying out disaster preparedness, response, recovery and other emergency management operations. FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell and The Salvation Army’s National Commander, Commissioner Kenneth Hodder signed the memorandum of agreement […]

FEMA: First-Ever National Tribal Strategy Released

FEMA released a national tribal strategy — the agency’s first ever — to better address its responsibilities to federally recognized tribal nations when responding to and preparing for disasters affecting tribal lands. The “2022-2026 FEMA National Tribal Strategy” provides FEMA with a roadmap to refine and elaborate on major strategic […]