The Department of Homeland Security is inviting applications for its 2022 Individual State Earthquake Assistance – Region 5 to mitigate earthquake losses in the United States through basic and directed research and implementation activities in the fields of earthquake science and engineering.
The program prioritizes reducing the risks to life and property from future earthquakes in the United States through the establishment and maintenance of an effective earthquake hazards reduction program. The program objectives are:
- Improve understanding of earthquake processes and impacts.
- Develop cost-effective measures to reduce earthquake impacts on individuals, the built environment, and society-at-large.
- Improve the earthquake resilience of communities nationwide.
- Work with Model Building Codes and National Consensus Standards to promote implementation of research results.
- Develop and maintain Seismic Resistant Design and Construction Guidance and Tools (books, software, training) for new and existing structures, including Performance Based Seismic Design Guidelines.
- Program Implementation and Outreach (awareness campaigns, media, articles, initiatives).
- Support multi-state groups.
- Support for State Earthquake Programs.
- Disaster Support (Subject Matter Expert (SME), post-event studies) in accordance with the FEMA Disaster Response Framework, Earthquake Incident Annex and other applicable policies.
- Support Standards for Critical Lifelines Infrastructure
- Estimated Total Program Funding: $120,723
- Award Ceiling: $64,047
- Award Floor: $56,676
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=339966