The Biden-Harris administration has announced $1.16 billion in climate resilience funding through two competitive grant programs to help communities enhance climate and disaster resiliency.
The selections include large resilience projects funded by the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) national competition and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) community-wide flood mitigation projects. Selections are from the Fiscal Year 2021 funding round, with $1 billion made available through BRIC and $160 million for Flood Mitigation Assistance.
In 2021, President Biden doubled the funding available for the BRIC program. In 2022, he is doubling it again, to $2.3 billion, available for states, local communities, tribes and territories to proactively reduce their vulnerability to flooding, hurricanes, drought, wildfires, extreme heat, and other hazards.
Selected projects will help improve community resilience to many hazards, including floods, droughts and wildfires. Many projects leverage innovative solutions to protect communities, such as nature-based solutions, which can increase resilience and provide multiple co-benefits to the environment. “Climate change poses a very real threat to the safety, security, and prosperity of the United States,” said Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas.
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