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February 16, 2016

FEMA Pre Disaster Mitigation (PDM) funding  has been announced for Federal Fiscal Year ’16, with applications due by June 15.  There is a set-aside of $575,000 for Vermont, so this should generate some good mitigation projects!

The State of Vermont contact person for PDM is Hazard Mitigation Planner Lauren Oates lauren.oates@vermont.gov

February 4, 2016

The VT Division of Emergency Management & Homeland Security (DEMHS) is pleased to announce the availability of FEMA mitigation grant funds. The State of Vermont received a federal disaster declaration (DR 4232-VT) for damages resulting from flooding, which occurred on June 9, 2015. In addition to FEMA’s Public Assistance program, there are federal mitigation funds available to all Vermont towns through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). 

November 16, 2015

The International Joint Commission (IJC) is requesting comments from the public on a draft report to enhance flood preparedness and warnings for Lake Champlain and the Richelieu River by December 10, 2015.  Specifically the IJC asks if the report’s recommendations are sound and whether the recommendations address real needs for enhanced flood preparedness and warnings for Lake Ch

October 30, 2015

Bounce Forward: Urban Resilience in the Era of Climate Change was released in May 2015 by the Island Press and the Kresge Foundation.

October 13, 2015

The 2016 Vermont Watershed Grants Program is now accepting applications for funding projects that help Vermonters protect, restore and enjoy the state's watersheds.  The applications are due no later than Friday, November 20, 2015.

September 25, 2015

The VT Division of Emergency Management & Homeland Security (DEMHS) is reminding everyone of the current availability of FEMA mitigation grant funds.   The State of Vermont received a federal disaster declaration (DR 4207-VT) for damages resulting from the severe winter storm that occurred on Dec. 9-12, 2014.

August 13, 2015

The Bennington County maps showing high risk flood hazard areas will officially change on December 2. Two open house events are scheduled for people that want to learn more about flood risk, flood insurance and the effect of the map update.   Is your house or business in a hazard area?   This is a particularly important question for buildings that are identified as at a high risk on the December map but not at high risk on the older map.

August 10, 2015

Demystifying FEMA and Floodplain Maps and Vermont’s Use Value Appraisal Program

 4 Continuing Education Credits, $75, Rutland

Demystifying FEMA and Floodplain Maps

July 27, 2015

The High Meadows Fund at the Vermont Community Foundation has announced $249,000 in grants to support projects in six Vermont watersheds that will engage and mobilize their residents to find creative solutions to protect communities, land, and water throughout the state.

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