The costs of manmade and natural disasters continue to rise on an annual basis in the United States. State and local communities need to generate access to new technologies that will strengthen critical infrastructure lifelines. These products should be able to help mitigate hazard vulnerabilities, reduce disaster risks and damages to residential and commercial buildings, and create opportunities for communities to rebound more quickly from disasters.
With support from the Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), FEMA will be able to evaluate and validate new solutions and make more informed technology investments toward keeping pace with the nation's evolving disaster risks, expand state and local capacity, reduce fatalities and property losses, and prioritize and optimize its pre- and post-disaster grants programs.
Community Resilience Testbeds Activities