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PEMA Middle Delaware Flood Mitigation Assistance Workshops
Project Background
Map of the PEMA Middle Delaware Study Area. Map by the DRBC.
Map of the PEMA Middle Delaware Study
area (click for larger image).

The Project

The DRBC is partnering with the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) to host a series of workshops for local officials in several "Middle Delaware" Pennsylvania counties to help them advance hazard mitigation (e.g., flood loss reduction) projects for FEMA funding approval.

The counties in the study area are Carbon, Northampton, Lehigh, Bucks and parts of Luzerne.

PEMA received grant funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to support these efforts.

  • View Study Area map (pdf)

Purpose of Workshops

The workshops are geared for folks working in local government, planning, conservation, floodplain or emergency management or those who work with folks in those fields. The goal is to assist stakeholders in low-capacity communities to:

  • Increase the capacity of local municipalities to apply for grants;

  • Provide education and outreach on application process and timeline; and  

  • Advance Hazard Mitigation Plans to mitigation project development and actions.

Through these efforts, municipalities and eligible authorities will be better equipped to advance their mitigation, recovery and resilience priorities, especially those with a focus on climate change and equity.

DRBC's Role

The DRBC is providing GIS mapping services, as well as outreach planning and communications for the workshops and related meetings.

This page will provide general information on the project and access to all the materials presented at the Plan Implementation and Grant Development (PIGD) workshops.

Spring 2024 Workshops

In Spring 2024, Hazard Mitigation Plan Implementation and Grant Development (PIGD) workshops will be held throughout the project area in TWO parts – Day 1 and Day 2.

  • Each workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

  • The workshops are clustered by county, but folks are welcome to attend whichever is most suitable for your schedule.

  • Each session will be offered as HYBRID (in-person and Zoom), and there will also be one VIRTUAL session.

  • In-person attendance is encouraged to support peer-to-peer networking.

  • Registration is required whether you intend to join in-person or virtual. 

PIGD Day 1 Workshops

Click the date/location to register, regardless if you are attending in-person or hybrid

PIGD Day 2 Workshops

Click the date/location to register, regardless if you are attending in-person or hybrid

Introductory Webinar: January 18, 2024

An introductory webinar for county officials was held on January 18, 2024.

 

View the Recording

Download the Presentation

View presentation as pdf

Project Contacts

DRBC

PEMA