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Clarifying the Additional 5 Percent Initiative

The Additional 5 percent Initiative is funding that has been set aside to help communities enhance disaster resilience related to building codes, such as adopting the current International Building Code® and improving a community’s Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule (BCEGS) score.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfClarifying The Additional 5 percent Initiative Factsheet

This Fact Sheet provides Recipients and subrecipients of Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds with additional information on how to implement the Additional 5 percent Initiative as changed by the Fiscal Year 2015 Hazard Mitigation Assistance Guidance. FEMA’s intention in supporting the adoption and enforcement of building codes is to promote resilience by using disaster-resistant practices. A building is considered disaster resistant when it not only protects its occupants but can also be quickly repaired and re-occupied because damage from natural disasters is minimized.

0.20MAugust 22, 2016
Icon for file of type application/pdfClarifying the Additional 5 percent Initiative Resources

This document is a companion document to the Fact Sheet titled “Clarifying the Additional 5 percent Initiative” highlighting where to find more information on resilient building practices.

0.10MAugust 22, 2016