WASHINGTON — FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor is visiting state, local and tribal officials in FEMA Regions 8, 9 and 10 this week for an up-close look at ongoing response activities for wildfires, COVID-19 and completed disaster mitigation projects in their states. The administrator made stops in Colorado and Wyoming earlier this week, before visiting Arizona. He will also visit Oregon later this week.

Two of FEMA’s hazard mitigation grants’ application period opened Sept. 30. The two grant programs total $660 million. The Flood Mitigation Assistance grant and the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities, or BRIC, will provide funds to states, local communities, tribes and territories for eligible mitigation activates to strengthen our nation’s ability to build a culture of preparedness. These programs allow funding to be used on projects that will reduce future disaster losses.

“As emergency managers, we have experienced firsthand the dramatic increase in the number of disasters and the devastating impact across our nation. Investing in mitigation – through BRIC and Flood Mitigation Assistance, along with emphasizing opportunities in the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program and the Public Assistance 406 Mitigation program – is critical to achieving FEMA’s mission,” said FEMA Assistant Administrator for Mitigation Katherine Fox.

Eligible applicants must apply for funding using the new FEMA Grants Outcome (FEMA GO). All applications must be submitted on the new FEMA GO no later than 3 p.m. Eastern Time, Jan. 29, 2021.

FEMA Administrator Views Mitigation Efforts Firsthand in Colorado

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 28, 2020) — FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor (right) met with Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers (left); Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Director Kevin Klein and Colorado Office of Emergency Management Director Mike Willis to tour and discuss the Camp Creek Drainage Improvement Project. The project is part of a mitigation project that will remove 30 properties out of the 100-year flood plain. 

FEMA photo by Minh Phan 

Meeting with Colorado Emergency Managers

GLENWOOD, Colo. (Sept. 28, 2020) — FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor (top photo, 5th from right; middle, in FEMA jacket) met with state and county emergency managers, viewed the burn scar from the Grizzly Creek wildfire and had a tour of Colorado Department of Transportation’s Hanging Lake Tunnel where the state recently put into place flood mitigation measures to protect from potential flood after fire concerns. 

FEMA photos by Jack Corcoran

Meeting with Colorado Emergency Managers

GLENWOOD, Colo. (Sept. 28, 2020) — FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor (top photo, 5th from right; middle, in FEMA jacket) met with state and county emergency managers, viewed the burn scar from the Grizzly Creek wildfire and had a tour of Colorado Department of Transportation’s Hanging Lake Tunnel where the state recently put into place flood mitigation measures to protect from potential flood after fire concerns. 

FEMA photos by Jack Corcoran

Meeting with Colorado Emergency Managers

GLENWOOD, Colo. (Sept. 28, 2020) — FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor (top photo, 5th from right; middle, in FEMA jacket) met with state and county emergency managers, viewed the burn scar from the Grizzly Creek wildfire and had a tour of Colorado Department of Transportation’s Hanging Lake Tunnel where the state recently put into place flood mitigation measures to protect from potential flood after fire concerns. 

FEMA photos by Jack Corcoran

FEMA Administrator Tours Denver COVID-19 Alternate Care Site

DENVER (Sept. 29, 2020) — FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor (center) tours the COVID-19 Alternate Care Site at the Colorado Convention Center.

FEMA photo by Jack Corcoran

FEMA Administrator Meets with Wyoming Governor, First Lady

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Sept. 29, 2020) — FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor (far right) met Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon and First Lady Jennie Gordon at the Governor’s Mansion. First Lady Gordon talked about the purpose and goals of her Wyoming Hunger Initiative. https://www.nohungerwyo.org/

FEMA photo by Minh Phan

FEMA Administrator Meets with Wyoming Emergency Managers

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Sept. 29, 2020) — FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor (center) meets with the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security Director Lynn Budd and his staff to discuss how FEMA can support Wyoming’s unique needs and challenges. 

FEMA photo by Minh Phan

FEMA Administrator Tours Colorado’s Task Force 1 Facility

DENVER (Sept. 30, 2020) — FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor (top photo, center; above photo, left) receives a tour of Urban Search and Rescue Colorado Task Force 1 facilities. The task force has approximately 200 highly trained members, including firefighters, paramedics, physicians, structural engineers, hazardous materials technicians, heavy rigging specialists and canine handlers.

FEMA photos by Minh Phan

FEMA Administrator Tours Colorado’s Task Force 1 Facility

DENVER (Sept. 30, 2020) — FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor (top photo, center; above photo, left) receives a tour of Urban Search and Rescue Colorado Task Force 1 facilities. The task force has approximately 200 highly trained members, including firefighters, paramedics, physicians, structural engineers, hazardous materials technicians, heavy rigging specialists and canine handlers.

FEMA photos by Minh Phan

FEMA Administrator Tours Colorado’s Task Force 1 Facility

DENVER (Sept. 30, 2020) — West Metro Fire Rescue Fire Chief Don Lombardi explains the capabilities and equipment that Urban Search and Rescue Colorado Task Force 1 uses to FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor (both photos, right) during a tour of their facilities. The task force has approximately 200 highly trained members, that include firefighters, paramedics, physicians, structural engineers, hazardous materials technicians, heavy rigging specialists and canine handlers.

FEMA photos by Minh Phan

FEMA Administrator Tours Colorado’s Task Force 1 Facility

DENVER (Sept. 30, 2020) — West Metro Fire Rescue Fire Chief Don Lombardi explains the capabilities and equipment that Urban Search and Rescue Colorado Task Force 1 uses to FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor (both photos, right) during a tour of their facilities. The task force has approximately 200 highly trained members, that include firefighters, paramedics, physicians, structural engineers, hazardous materials technicians, heavy rigging specialists and canine handlers.

FEMA photos by Minh Phan

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