Department of Defense

Governed overall by the Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration Program, the Department of Defense has several targeted programs to assist local and state governments in meeting resiliency goals.

Defense Community Infrastructure Program 

$50 million per fiscal year

DCIP is designed to address deficiencies in community infrastructure supportive of a military installation to enhance military value, installation resilience, and military family quality of life. The DCIP was expanded in FY21 to include off-base infrastructure projects which support climate resiliency for the base and community.

Military Installation Sustainability

 ~$12 million per fiscal year

Provide technical and financial assistance to states and local governments to analyze and implement actions necessary to foster, protect, and enhance installation sustainability. MIS funds vulnerability assessments for critical off-base infrastructure, which can be used by local and state governments to implement solutions. 

Sentinel Landscape Program

$405 million in federal funds from FY13-19

A coalition between state and local government, NGOs, and federal agencies including the Department of Defense, the Department of Agriculture, and the Department of the Interior. The Sentinel Landscape Program is designed to strengthen military readiness, conserve natural resources, bolster agricultural and forestry economies, and increase climate change resilience.

Southeast Regional Partnership for Planning and Sustainability

A regional coalition of state and federal agencies within the Southeast that promote collaboration in resource-use decisions supporting national defense, conservation of natural resources, and sustainable working lands and communities. Examples include the recent salt marsh  conservation plan.

United States Army Corps of Engineers

The Corps of Engineers has environmental sustainability as a guiding principle while working on national infrastructure and military installations. Local and state governments work frequently with the USACE may have the opportunity to pursue resilient solutions through programs like the South Atlantic Coastal Study and the Engineering with Nature Initiative.

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities 

$500 million per fiscal year, supplemental $1 billion for FY21

Funding for states, local communities, tribes, and territories to undertake hazard mitigation projects to reduce the risks they face from disasters and natural hazards.

Flood Mitigation Assistance 

Grant - $200 million per fiscal year

The Flood Mitigation Assistance Program is a competitive grant program that provides funding to states, local communities, federally recognized tribes and territories. Funds can be used for projects that reduce or eliminate the risk of repetitive flood damage to buildings insured by the National Flood Insurance Program.

Hazard Mitigation Grant Program

Funding for state, local, tribal, and territorial governments after a disaster so they can rebuild in a way that reduces, or mitigates, future disaster losses in their communities. Available after a presidentially declared disaster.

Department of Transportation

Defense Access Road Program

~$20 million per fiscal year

Provides a means for the military to pay their share of the cost of public highway improvements necessary to mitigate an unusual impact of a defense activity (increase in personnel, relocation of an access gate, overweight military transport, etc.).

National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Association

National Coastal Resilience Fund

$34 million per fiscal year

Funds coastal ecosystems to provide both a valuable habitat for fish and wildlife and flood protection for coastal communities by lessening wave energy and absorbing excess waters.