EBC Climate Change Webinar: What You Need to Know about FEMA’s Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities Program


Date: October 20, 2020


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]


Virtual Meeting

This EBC Climate Change webinar will focus on FEMA’s new Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) program, which replaces FEMA’s Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) program and is an important source of funding for building community resilience. You will receive an overview of the BRIC program and the current Notice of Funding Opportunity (https://www.fema.gov/grants/mitigation/fy2020-nofo) directly from FEMA Region I’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance Branch. You will also be introduced to FEMA’s Mitigation Action Portfolio, which serves as a helpful resource for the types of projects FEMA is looking to fund through BRIC, and hear from the Massachusetts State Hazard Mitigation Officer about additional resources.

Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (2.5 training contact hours). Please send an email to EBC staff ([email protected]) following the conclusion of the program to receive a certificate.

Final Agenda – Climate Change Webinar – FEMA’s BRIC Program


Program Chair:

  • Aaron Weieneth, AICP, New England Manager of Climate Change and Resilience, AECOM

Speaker Agenda:

Overview of BRIC and Notice of Funding Opportunity

  • Tommy Kennedy, Grants Management Specialist, FEMA Region I

Introduction to FEMA’s Mitigation Action Portfolio and Discussion of Competitive Projects

  • Jae G. Park, Ph.D. CFM, Associate Vice President, Risk Management and Resilience, AECOM

Massachusetts’ Perspective of BRIC and Additional Resources

  • Sarah White, State Hazard Mitigation Officer, Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency

Attendee List

Frannie Adams n/a Student
Jaimye Bartak Springfield Water and Sewer Commission Communications Manager
Nathalie Beauvais Kleinfelder Principal
Matthew Burne BSC Group, Inc. Wildlife and Rare Species Specialist
Lindsey Carle BSC Group, Inc. Ecologist
Thomas Chase New Ecology, Inc. Senior Project Manager
Kalliope Chute Barnstable County Hazardous Materials Environmental Specialist
mark costa VHB Senior Water Resources Engineer
Sarah Creighton DCAMM Climate Strategist
Jessica DelGreco TRC Project Coordinator
Nathan Dill Ransom Consulting, LLC Coastal Engineer
Brenda Enos TRC Companies Principal
Leslie Fields Woods Hole Group Coastal Geologist/Project Manager
Donny Goris-Kolb VHB Senior Sustainability Planner
Dave Hampton The Cadmus Group Climate Resilience Associate
Paul Hearn Baralmar Advisors LLC Managing Member
Jason Hellendrung Tetra Tech Vice President, Planning & Design
Anthony Julian Haley & Aldrich admin
Isabel Kaubisch Nitsch Engineering Project Manager
Michael Kluchman BSC Group, Inc. Manager of Landscape
Allen Kratz Resilience Works, LLC Principal
Kelly Main Nitsch Engineering Planner
Jeffrey Malloy BSC Group, Inc. Environmental Scientist
Patrick Marchman Kleinfelder Climate Resiliency Project Manager
Mary McBryde Fidelity Foundations Conservation Program Director
Charles McCaffrey Town of Falmouth, Coastal Resiliency Action Committee Committee Chair
Heather Miller Charles River Watershed Association General Counsel & Policy Director
Bruna Paranhos Jacobs Resiliency Engineer
Toni Pignatelli Michael Baker International Senior Planner
Karen Rave Boston Water & Sewer Commission Field Service Engineer
Marie Rivers Jacobs Engineering Water Resource Engineer
Amy Schofield Boston Water and Sewer Commission Project Manager
Peter Sodeika Brown and Caldwell Senior Director Client Service
Paul Sutton TRC VP Buisness Development
Stephanie Tashiro Cadmus Associate
Emily Tully Tighe & Bond Environmental Planner
Sheila Warren USACE New England District Silver Jackets Coordinator
Gunther Wellenstein Solid Waste & Recycle Dept, DPW Solid Waste Manager
Lindsay Willson CDM Smith Environmental Scientist

PowerPoint Presentations

The available PowerPoint presentations from the EBC Climate Change Webinar: What You Need to Know about FEMA’s Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities Program completed on October 20, 2020, can be viewed below.

Presentations – Climate Change Webinar – FEMA’s BRIC Program

Webinar Recording

Registered Attendees

All registered attendees receive the link to the webinar recording five business days after the conclusion of the webinar. If you are a registered attendee and did not receive the webinar recording, please contact the EBC office.

EBC Members

The webinar recording is available to EBC Members via the Info Hub. If you are an employee of an EBC Member Company and cannot access the Info Hub, please contact the EBC Office.


Non-Members are welcome to register and pay the Non-Member registration rate to receive access to the webinar recording.

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