AARP Promotes ‘Disaster Resilience’ Toolkit Alongside FEMA Funding Opportunity

Following up on a resource released over the summer intended to help age/dementia friendly communities and local leaders reduce disaster risk and better protect older adults, AARP is revamping promotion of the toolkit with a funding opportunity from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

The fiscal year 2022 application period for the Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Notices of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs) for the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) grant program and the new Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) grant programs opened on Sept. 30, 2022, and will close at 3 p.m. Eastern Time on Jan. 27, 2023.

FEMA’s two competitive mitigation grant programs provide states, local communities, tribes and territories funding to address high-level future risks to natural disasters such as wildfires, drought, hurricanes, earthquakes, extreme heat, and increased flooding to foster greater community resilience and reduce disaster suffering.

For more information on the impact of climate change and natural disasters on older adults, check out MHAC’s previous post on a report from the LTSS Center at UMass-Boston.