FEMA Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) Listening Session: Visionary Opportunities for State Dam Safety Programs
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act 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: January 25, 2023
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 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.
Please note: This session will be offered twice to accommodate different time zones. Participants only need to join one of the two.