Silver Jackets Newsletter
The latest Silver Jackets Newsletter, The Buzz (PDF, 5.78 MB), shares news from different agencies, state teams, and highlights the flood risk management training seminar held in Indianapolis, Indiana this past May.
Webinars & Presentations
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Disaster Support
The October 22 Silver Jackets webinar addressed the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development or HUD's role in disaster response and recovery. HUD's overall mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities, and quality affordable homes for all. HUD administers multiple programs and grants that Silver Jackets teams can use to help fund flood mitigation projects, including HUD Regional Planning and Community Challenge; Strong Cities, Strong Communities; Choice Neighborhood Planning and Implementation grants; and Community Development Block Grants (CDBG). These grants are often leveraged by states and cities as federal matching dollars for FEMA, USACE, and USGS projects.
For many years, HUD has been an important federal partner during flood recovery in providing funding that comes available through Congress to support unmet needs. Today Mr. Dana Bres, a senior advisor within HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research at HQ, and his team focus on HUD's role in disaster response as well as on long-term community recovery, typically supported through the Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program.
The CDBG-DR program provides not only funding but it also provides support for state and local communities through local planning. This presentation identifies information sources local Silver Jackets teams can use to understand and engage in the local planning processes for HUD assisted recovery efforts.
The presentation (pdf, 771 KB) is available as well as the recorded session (mp3, 10.7 MB) and audio transcript (pdf, 193 KB).
Date: October 22, 2018
Webinars & Presentations Archive