Underserved communities face significant challenges in achieving a full and equitable recovery after natural disasters. One reason is that these neighborhoods often lack access to services offered through disaster funds and the necessary insurance to protect their households.
The Federal Reserve and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will share how FEMA programs can help low- to moderate-income communities respond to these challenges. FEMA will clarify the role of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) in recovery. Speakers will also discuss how collaboration among faith communities, nonprofit organizations, local businesses, and economic partners through long-term recovery groups (LTRGs) is critical for rebuilding stronger communities.
Manager, Institute for Economic Equity
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Voluntary Agency Liaison and Mass Care Specialist
FEMA Region 7
Senior External Affairs Specialist
FEMA Region 5
Regional Flood Insurance Liaison
FEMA Region 5
Marketing Communications Specialist
Real people. Real research. Real conversations.
Connecting Communities is a Federal Reserve-sponsored webinar series providing timely information on community and economic development issues. It complements Fed community development outreach initiatives conducted through the 12 regional Reserve Banks and Federal Reserve Board of Governors.
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