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Preparedness Grant Effectiveness Case Study: Georgia

In May 2021, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) conducted a preparedness grants effectiveness virtual case study with the State of Georgia. The purpose of this case study was to understand the role of FEMA preparedness grants in Georgia’s coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine rollout. This case study used data gathered from one interview with the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS). It also drew from information that Georgia emergency management personnel provided through the Biannual Strategy Implementation Report (BSIR) and the Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA)/Stakeholder Preparedness Review (SPR).

Lumberton Loop: A City-Wide Plan Flood Mitigation, Restoration, and Recreation in Lumberton, North Carolina

This project received funding during Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities grant program's inaugural year to restore stream channels, construct wetlands, reforest floodplains, demolish roadways and develop multi-modal paths to reduce future flood losses and enhance the equity of park space to disadvantaged populations.

Reducing the Complexity of Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Grants for Ecosystem Services

The Ecosystem Service Benefits in Benefit-Cost Analysis for FEMA’s Mitigation Program Policy reduces the complexity of Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grants by removing the limitation on ecosystem service benefits allowing them to be included in mitigation projects regardless of the value.

Lake Lery Marsh Creation and Rim Restoration Phase III Project in Saint Bernard Parish, LA

For FY20, this project received FEMA’s Flood Mitigation Assistance grant program funding to counteract further degradation by establishing 2.42 miles of permanent lake rim along the northern perimeter of the project area and restoring 401.2 acres of broken marsh.

Preparedness Grant Effectiveness Case Study: Jersey City-Newark, New Jersey

In May 2021, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) conducted a virtual case study interview with representatives from the Jersey City–Newark Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) to discuss the effectiveness of two grant investments that were made with FEMA preparedness grant funds. The purpose of the study was to understand how FEMA preparedness grants aided Jersey City–Newark in preparing for and responding to challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

National Building Museum’s Big Build Community Day

The RNPN developed an interactive exhibit for the National Building Museum’s Big Build Community Day in October 2019. We engaged children and families about resilience and flood risk.

Strenghtening Local Capacity

In 2018, FEMA’s Region 3 team and the Resilient Nation Partnership Network helped establish the Lackawanna County Flood Risk Coalition.

The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy was able to meet and learn from a diverse group of stakeholders with whom they don’t typically interact, helping them find collaboration opportunities and innovate in ways that improve disaster response and resilience across the country.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Through its vast network of partners, the RNPN was able to collaborate with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation by lining up thought leaders to participate at its esteemed Building Resilience through Private-Public Partnerships Conference.

Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)

This experience provides an excellent forum for diverse organizations to come together to inspire, share best practices, and collaborate.