NYS accepting climate resiliency funding applications

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — New York State announced Friday that it is accepting applications for more than $3 billion in climate resiliency funding.

State agencies, counties, cities, towns, villages, and tribal governments are all encouraged to apply for the funding intended to mitigate the effects of climate change.

The money is being made available by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Governor Hochul is also encouraging everyone to assess their personal preparedness for natural disasters during the month of September which is National Preparedness Month.

Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) funds may be used for: 

  • Capability and capacity building (C&CB) activities 
  • Mitigation projects 
  • Management costs 

Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) funds may be used for projects that reduce or eliminate the risk of repetitive flood damage to buildings insured by the National Flood Insurance Program including: 

  • Project Scoping 
  • Technical Assistance 
  • Community Flood Mitigation Projects 
  • Individual Structure/Property-Level Flood Mitigation Projects 
  • Management Costs 

DHSES is requesting that applications be submitted by Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022.  

Governor Hochul and Commissioner Bray also recently announced the return of the New York State Citizen Preparedness Corps training courses, which promote personal preparedness and provide New Yorkers with information and tools necessary to prepare and plan for any disaster that may impact New York State.  

New Yorkers can find the current training schedule and register for courses online or request a training in their area by sending an email to: NY.Prepare@dhses.ny.gov