Tuesday, November 15, 2022 | 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. MDT

Resilience for All

How Recent FEMA Program Changes Can Expand Access in Underserved Communities

Colorado River Flooding

Webinar Description:

The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently instituted a new methodology for assessing cost-effectiveness in the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) programs. The changes modify the threshold for what is considered a cost-effective mitigation project and offers opportunities for communities that are disadvantaged, as well as projects that have hard-to-quantify benefits, and those that address climate impacts.

Join FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance division’s Jody Springer as he explains the basics of the recent changes, details what might qualify as hard-to-quantify benefits, and offers resources for assessing climate impacts and planning for nature-based mitigation.


Jody Springer, Federal Emergency Management Agency

Natural Hazards Center Overview Slides


Alternative Cost-Effectiveness Methodology for 2022 BRIC and FMA Application Cycle

Jody Springer

Jody Springer serves as the data analytics section chief in the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Assistance division where he has served for almost 18 years. Springer oversees the benefit cost analysis program and supports data analytics functions for the division. Prior to joining FEMA, he worked as a hazard mitigation project officer at the state level and as an environmental consultant in the private sector.