Building Resilience through Nature-Based Strategies and FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grants


Take an hour to learn how to mitigate flood risk in your community with nature-based solutions and FEMA Hazard Mitigation grants.

Date: August 17, 2022

Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Location: Virtual

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Event Details

FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance and The Nature Conservancy will bring you some ideas of how to build a grant application in the Nature Based Solutions (NBS)-Green Infrastructure arena. Billions of dollars have become available to mitigate the changing risks associated with climate change, and NBS may be a solution your community can use. It is the intent of FEMA Region 5 to share ideas and back them up later with workshops, and trainings to help communities become more resilient to the damages and hardship of disasters.

This is an exciting time for hazard mitigation and a great opportunity for communities to prepare for increasing heat, extreme rainfall with flooding and wildfires. Mitigating infrastructure, buildings, and natural areas will be key to adapting to the climate changes of the future, and FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance grant programs may be a resource to accomplish that.

Come with questions for discussion. Be sure to mark you interest in receiving information about future trainings and educational opportunities offered by FEMA. Visit for more information.


Raj Shukla, Director, Freshwater Policy, The Nature Conservancy, Midwest Division

Sarah Murdock, Director, US Climate Resilience and Water Policy, The Nature Conservancy

Michael Sawyer, Hazard Mitigation Grant Specialist, FEMA Region 5 Office

Mallory Traver, Hazard Mitigation Grant Specialist, FEMA Region 5 Office

Chris Levitz, Coastal Engineering and Resiliency Manager, AECOM, and Project Manager for "Promoting Nature-Based Hazard Mitigation through FEMA Mitigation"

Doug Bellomo, P.E., Vice President, AECOM's water business line focusing in the area of flood risk management and resilience

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