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FEMA Case Study Library

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Preparedness Grant Effectiveness Case Study: New York City

In 2019, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) conducted a grant effectiveness case study in New York City, NY to understand how the city uses preparedness funds to increase its ability to prepare for and respond to terrorist attacks.

Loss Avoidance Study: Electrical Transmission and Distribution Mitigation

This report, Electrical Transmission and Distribution Mitigation: Loss Avoidance Study, assesses the effectiveness of completed electric system mitigation projects in Nebraska and Kansas affected by the ice and wind storms of December 2006 through January 2007.

Preparedness Grant Effectiveness Case Study: Washington

In July 2020, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) conducted a preparedness grant effectiveness case study of the State of Washington (the state).

Preparedness Grant Effectiveness Case Study: Chicago

In August 2020, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) conducted a preparedness grant effectiveness case study with the City of Chicago Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI).

Preparedness Grants Effectiveness Case Study: Idaho

In August 2020, FEMA conducted a preparedness grants effectiveness virtual case study with the State of Idaho. The purpose of this case study was to understand the role of FEMA preparedness grants in Idaho’s coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic response.

HWM Pilot Summary: Cities of Sacramento and Roseville, CA

This page highlights the Sacramento and Roseville, CA High Water Mark Pilot Project which took place on November 8, 2013.

HWM Pilot Summary: Nashville, TN

This page highlights the Nashville, TN High Water Mark Pilot Project which took place on May 9, 2013.

HWM Project Summary: San Anselmo, CA

This page highlights the San Anselmo, CA High Water Mark (HWM) Project which took place on December 13, 2014.

HWM Project Summary: Santa Rosa County, FL

This page highlights the Santa Rosa County, FL High Water Mark (HWM) Project which took place on December 9, 2014.

HWM Pilot Summary: Orange Beach, AL

This page highlights the Orange Beach, AL High Water Mark (HWM) Pilot Project which took place on September 10, 2013.