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Webster & Pappas Introduce Legislation to Better Connect Coastal Communities with Mitigation Grants 

Washington, DC – Congressman Daniel Webster (FL-11) and Rep. Chris Pappas (NH-01) have introduced Community Access to Resiliency Grants Act of 2021. This bill provides states and localities with easier access to mitigation grants.

“Florida’s Gulf Coast is no stranger to Hurricanes and extreme weather,” said Congressman Webster. “Coastal communities also face unique challenges with maintaining resilient infrastructure. This simple measure will provide Floridians with better access to available federal grants and help ensure that taxpayer dollars are used most effectively in local, targeted efforts.”

“As sea levels continue to rise, we must ensure we are providing our coastal communities with the resources they need to mitigate its impact on our local environment, economy, and infrastructure,” said Congressman Pappas. “Creating a centralized hub for communities to easily identify and apply for grants is a common-sense way to cut down on the bureaucratic hoops our states and municipalities go through and ensure they get the federal support they need.”

H.R. 3431 directs the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to create and maintain a website with information and links to existing coastal resiliency grant opportunities available to State, Tribal and local governments.