Oregon to receive $43.4 million for mitigation projects to reduce risks from natural disasters
Salem, OR—Governor Kate Brown today issued the following statement on the Biden-Harris administration's announcement that it will commit $43.4 million of federal hazard mitigation funds to Oregon to reduce the impacts of climate change:
"There is no question that climate change is playing out before our own eyes: forests are burning, lakes are drying up, and people are dying," said Governor Brown. "It is welcome news that the Biden-Harris administration is taking a proactive, collaborative, and forward-looking approach to climate change and disaster preparedness. I'd like to thank the administration and our partners at FEMA for their commitment to helping states across the country to build stronger, more resilient communities in the face of climate-related natural disasters."
The $43.4 million that Oregon will receive is part of a $3.46 billion package through FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Grant Program
to assist states, Tribes, and territories in maximizing their investment in mitigation measures to create safer and more resilient communities, reduce the effects of climate change, and reduce disaster suffering as severe weather continues to disproportionately affect vulnerable communities.
The press release from FEMA is available on their website.