CEBN Webinar: Boosting Energy Resilience with New FEMA Program

Source: The Clean Energy Business Network, April 21, 2020

BCSE & CEBN are proud to present Powering Forward, a new webinar series examining developments across the clean energy economy. We hope you can join us for the first installment in this series, which is produced in partnership with NASEO:

FEMA’s Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) Program 

Friday, April 24 at 2:00 – 3:00 pm ET

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Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) is a new program at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help states, local communities, tribes and territories undertake hazard mitigation projects to reduce risks from disasters and natural hazards. This new pre-hazard mitigation program was authorized in the Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018, which amended the Stafford Act. FEMA has released a proposed policy for this program, and public comments may be submitted until May 11. See a summary of prior stakeholder comments here.

Join this week’s webinar hosted by the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE), Clean Energy Business Network (CEBN), and National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) to learn more about this important program and ways it can help communities strengthen their energy resilience. At a time of a growing public health emergency, it is more critical than ever for communities to understand the tools available to ensure reliable and resilient power supplies.

Powering Forward is a webinar series from BCSE & CEBN that examines developments across the clean energy economy in the U.S. This series acknowledges unique impacts facing clean energy industries during the COVID-19 crisis, along with the vital role of our sectors in a post-COVID era. Each episode is produced collaboratively with partners working to advance clean energy, demonstrating that together, we can power forward through this crisis to emerge as a stronger, more resilient America.


Camille Crain, Section Chief, Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), will provide an overview of the program.

BCSE and CEBN member companies will present case studies of resilient energy solutions that can be deployed through programs such as BRIC.

Megan Levy and Ben Bolton, co-chairs of the NASEO Energy Security Committee will discuss technical assistance to tribal entities for energy resilience, ongoing county-level engagement on hazard mitigation planning for energy systems in Kentucky, and ongoing energy resilience and hazard mitigation planning for water/wastewater facilities in Tennessee.