FEMA IIJA Listening Session: Risk – Assessment, Prioritization, Decision Making (Resiliency – Understanding and Addressing Risk)
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law increases funding for FEMA dam safety with $585 million for the Rehabilitation of High Hazard Potential Dams (HHPD) Grant, $148 million for the State Assistance Grant, and $67 million total for operations and support. Listening sessions will help develop the goals for this funding and the steps necessary to accomplish these goals.
Date: April 4, 2023
Time: 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Listening sessions will alternate being hosted virtually and in-person depending on the topic and timing. The overall goals of the stakeholder engagement process are to:
- Understand the needs of the stakeholders this program is intended to support.
- Provide opportunities for meaningful input to shape decisions and outcomes on program design, components, and products.
- Ensure that the unique challenges related to dams faced by disadvantaged communities and tribes are well understood and incorporated into solutions.
- Identify the challenges future climatic issues pose to dam safety.