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FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Accepting NOIs – CalOES recently issued a call for Notices of Intent (NOIs) under their Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program has opened as a result of Presidential Disaster Declarations in California (DR-4301, DR-4305, DR-4308) and funds plans and projects that reduce the effects of future natural disasters. NOIs for planning are due January 1, 2018. For more information about the grants, click here.

Posted on 10.16.17

Resilient by Design Call for Sites – Concerned about climate change and how it will affect your Bay Area shoreline community? Ready to prepare for a more resilient future? The Resilient by Design | Bay Area Challenge is an exciting new research and design initiative hosting an open call for ideas to identify sites vulnerable to the impacts climate change. Through July 14, 2017, the challenge is asking local residents, community leaders and organizations to submit site ideas. These ideas will shape a collaborative research process where design experts will work with community experts to identify areas they can most effectively collaborate to create new, creative and implementable design solutions that protect the Bay Area’s most vulnerable shoreline communities while also addressing critical issues such as disparities in housing, income, and access to open space. If you would like to get involved with the challenge or submit a site idea, visit the Resilient by Design website.

Posted on 06.14.17

Soft Story Model Ordinance and Handbook Resilience Policy Guidance Document – ABAG is pleased to announce the release of our newest publication. This document is an adaptable model ordinance, with guidance, designed to help your jurisdiction adopt a soft story retrofit program. Check out the ordinance today! For questions or comments, or if you want help developing a retrofit program, email us.

Posted on 06.01.17

Tools for Implementing Resilience Practice Workshop Series – Please join ABAG’s Resilience Program and key partners over the next year by participating in our new workshop series. Throughout 2017, we will explore how local governments can gain technical information and build local capacity to implement resilience-building strategies. This series builds on the Mitigation and Adaptation Plan workshop series held in summer 2015 to develop climate-inclusive local hazard mitigation plans. Now that many jurisdictions’ plans are completed and adopted, implementing identified strategies is critical to increasing resilience. This workshop series will provide tools, examples, connections, and concepts for implementation. For more information, click here. Posted on 02.23.17

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