Date
Tuesday, September 10, 2024
Time
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Location Name
M100
Name
Funding to Mitigate Disasters with “Fed Funds”
Track
Other/Special Topics
Description

Drinking water and wastewater systems across the country are at risk to many kinds of water emergencies, causing disruptions to service. The risks and threats range from floods, hurricanes, droughts, wildfires, earthquakes or cyber-attacks. The types of assets that need to be resilient to these hazards include treatment facilities, pipes, physical barriers, source water, water collection and intake, electronic, computer, or other automated systems and many more. To help to mitigate disasters, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) developed tools and resources to help build resilience at water and wastewater systems. Our session will highlight free tools and guides available to assist drinking water and wastewater utilities in detecting, planning, responding, and recovering from water emergences. Lastly, participants will learn about Fed FUNDs. FedFUNDS provides tailored information to water and wastewater utilities about applicable federal disaster funding programs from FEMA, USDA, EPA, HUD, SBA, and USBR. The Fed Funds Web pages include new features including Search for the Right Funding, Successful Funding Examples across the nation, funding for tribes, and ways to combine funding from different federal agencies. A demonstration will be conducted on how to use Fed Funds and provide an overview of the newly available funding resources.