Fema Makes Advancements for Climate Resiliency


When Joe Biden signed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law into law two years ago, he said it would help the country be "prepared to withstand the increasing threats of hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes, extreme heat, storms, flooding, and other events driven by climate change," Homeland Security Today reports.

Since then, FEMA has received nearly $7 billion for programs that help communities prepare for such events.

"The historic legislation provides nearly $7 billion over five years for these actions across states, local communities, tribes, territories, and the District of Columbia," FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell said in a statement, per the Washington Post.

Some of the money will go to helping communities deal with the effects of climate change, including more affordable housing, more resilient infrastructure, and efforts to reduce disaster costs.

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