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FEMA Case Study Library

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Florida Grant Effectiveness Case Study 2018

Overview In 2018, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) conducted a grant effectiveness case study in Florida to understand the state’s use of grant funds to increase its ability to respond to, recover from, and mitigate the impacts of natural and man-made disasters and rea

Las Vegas Grant Effectiveness Case Study 2020

Overview In 2019, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) conducted a grant effectiveness case study of the Las Vegas urban area to understand how the state and local jurisdictions use preparedness grants to increase their emergency preparedness and counterterrorism capabilit

Texas Grant Effectiveness Case Study 2018

Overview In 2018, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) conducted a grant effectiveness case study in Texas to understand Texas’ use of grant funds to increase its ability to respond to, recover from, and mitigate disaster impacts.

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey - Grant Effectiveness Case Study 2020

Overview In August 2019, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) conducted a grant effectiveness case study with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (Port Authority) to understand how the Port Authority used grant funds to increase its ability to prevent, protect ag

Worker, Volunteer and Client Safety for Food Banks During COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many food banks have experienced personnel shortages because their volunteer bases are comprised largely of individuals over the age of 60, a group that has been identified as

Loss Avoidance Study: Southwestern Community College Tornado Safe Room

Study Summary  Study Area – City of Creston, Union County, IA 

Losses Avoided from Hurricane Harvey in Texas

FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA)- Funded Acquisition and Elevation Projects On August 25, 2017, the President approved a Major Disaster Declaration for Texas as Hurricane Harvey dropped an unprecedented amount of rain on coastal areas

Losses Avoided from Hurricane Matthew in North Carolina

Study Summary This study examines losses avoided in the State of North Carolina as a result of previous hazard mitigation projects.

Loss Avoidance Study: Broward County, FL Hurricane Wind Mitigation Projects

Study Summary Study Area – Broward County Hazard Type – Hurricane wind

Loss Avoidance Study: Wisconsin Property Acquisition and Structure Demolition

Study Summary Study Area – Kenosha, Jefferson, and Crawford Counties, WIHazard Type – Riverine Flooding