Antioch University New England is hosting the 2018 Local Solutions: Eastern Climate Preparedness Conference on April 30, May 1 and May 2nd 2018 at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, NH.
John Malueg, Stantec – Senior Principal, Program Manager, Resiliency
Kevin W. Geiger, AICP CFM
Senior Planner, Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission;
Kevin Snyder, Federal Disaster Recovery Coordinator, FEMA Region III
Kürt Blømquist, Emergency Manager and Director, Department of Public Works, City of Keene
Summary: What Will FEMA Fund? Communities expect that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be there to cover the cost of recovery once an extreme weather event, such as tropical storm Irene and Superstorm Sandy is declared a federal disaster. This is rarely the case for disaster recovery and getting funds approved for resilience can be significantly expedited by pre-event planning. In this training, participants learned some of the basics of the FEMA Recovery Programs and received advice on resilience funding and how to avoid pitfalls in the process of navigating Stafford act requirements.