Natural Hazard Mitigation Funding Overview

Review the most common types of claims that arise during the construction of public power and energy projects.
November 13, 2019
2:00pm EST - 3:30pm EST

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Webinar Description

Per the Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves Interim Report issued by FEMA in June 2018, a National Institute of Building Sciences report found natural hazard mitigation saves $6 on average for every $1 spent on federal mitigation grants. Even with this cost savings, community-owned electric utilities continue to be severely underfunded despite the mitigation grant funding available for projects such as utility protection, infrastructure retrofit projects, purchase/installation of generators for the protection of critical facilities, and other types of hardening efforts. 

Learn the different types of mitigation grant funding available and discusses strategies to maximize and secure funding.


  • What types of grant funding are available for utilities?
  • What should utilities be considering now to position for success?
  • Key pre, during, and post-disaster activities to maximize and secure mitigation grant funding
  • The role of insurance and key considerations
  • Case study: example projects and strategy

Series Description

This three-part series will dive into the challenges utilities face when working to secure and retain federal grant funding. Utilities can position themselves for success now by incorporating leading practices into their pre- and post-disaster recovery processes and procedures. Learn the strategies to maximize and access different types of mitigation grant funding. Understand federal procurement regulations and how to avoid common pitfalls and grant risks which utilities often encounter. Implement best practices for tracking and capturing disaster related costs in order to maximize and retain your financial recovery.

Recommended for

Public power personnel involved in the following areas:

  • Engineering and operations
  • Emergency management
  • Risk management
  • Accounting and finance
  • Procurement and purchasing


  • Bradley Nichols, Partner, Insurance & Federal Claims Services, Ernst & Young
  • Kara Yost, Manager, Insurance & Federal Claims Services, Ernst & Young

Contact Us

Have questions? Contact 202/467-2997 or [email protected]

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Registration/Fee Information

Individual webinars: $109 for members; $209 for nonmembers

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The 3-part series (discounted price): $275 for members; $550 for nonmembers

Contact Us

Have questions? Contact 202/467-2997 or [email protected]

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