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Agency:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Resource:

(USACE) National Flood Risk Management Program / Silver Jackets Program

Overview:

Program team works to increase capabilities across all aspects of USACE to improve decisions made internally and externally that affect the nation’s flood risk, including risk to life, the economy and natural environment. Convenes and facilitates dialogue at all levels of government and with other key interests, e.g., national organizations and private sector, to develop a national vision for flood risk management. Silver Jackets Program - Facilitates connections and networking for State Teams and USACE as well as provides assistance to State Teams in navigating to services provided through other agencies. Develops information resources and supports sharing and networking among teams and agency partners to implement flood risk management efforts that improve flood risk awareness and result in actions to reduce risk. Assists States with identification of available USACE resources and technical services to support flood risk management challenges and coordinates provision of technical assistance, when appropriate. Newsletters - Quarterly newsletter about various flood risk management topics, opportunities, resources, including Silver Jackets teams’ successes and lessons learned. Recorded Silver Jackets Webinars - Informational and organizational webinars about Silver Jackets teams activities and partners programs.

Funding Information:

  • Funds USACE staff to participate in and support internal and interagency flood risk management coordination efforts and to support state Silver Jackets teams.
  • Information resources, including newsletters, webinars and brochures, are available for free from program websites.

Resource Website(s):

National Flood Risk Management Program Information
Silver Jackets Information

Keywords:

Local Government, State Government, Tribal, Preparing for Flood Response, Responding to Current Flooding, Recovering from a Flood, Reducing Flood Risk (Mitigation), Technical Assistance, Data & Tools

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