Federal Support for Local Resilience: How the New Infrastructure Law Can Help Your Community Invest in Disaster Mitigation

Time: 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Date: March 15, 2022

Location: Liberty Salon L


• Learn how local governments can access federal investments to build more resilient communities.
• Find out what types of technical assistance are available to reduce the risk from natural disasters.
• Share how local government can use federal funding to ensure equity in disaster mitigation, response and recovery.

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law includes dedicated resources to tackle the climate crisis and strengthen the nation’s resilience in the face of natural disasters. An important focus of the measure is investing in underserved communities. In this session, participants will learn about key provisions and programs in the law and how they can support resilience and equity in the nation’s cities, towns and villages. The discussion will spotlight federal resources from FEMA and other agencies for wildland fire prevention, hazard mitigation and other local priorities. Learn more about how to find federal help as you work to reduce the risks of flooding, storms, fires, tornadoes and other disasters in your community.


  • Alex Amparo Assistant Administrator, National Preparedness Directorate Resilience - FEMA
  • Natalie Enclade Ph.D. Executive Director - BuildStrong Coalition
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  • Mark Lichtenstein Associate Deputy Chief State and Private Forestry - U.S. Forest Service