Infrastructure: Events & Training

FEMA’s Coffee Break Webinar, January 13

This webinar from FEMA Region 3 will explore federal guidance and resources available to help communities prepare or update a Hazard Mitigation Plan.



Disaster PRIMR 2021 Conference, January 31 – February 4

This virtual conference through Texas A&M University will share best practices, lessons learned (or yet to be learned), and insights gained in all dimensions of disaster readiness.

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Establish Policy Tools and Incentives, Develop Partnerships and Measure Impacts. December 8, 1:00 – 3:00 PM EST

This webinar is part of the Bolstering Growth in OZs Webinar Series, which the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council and HUD are hosting for local economic development leaders and stakeholders in communities with designated OZs.



Develop Your OZ Action Plan to Build or Strengthen Your Local OZ Ecosystem. December 15, 1:00 – 3:00 PM EST

Building upon the first two webinars in the series, this webinar will provide innovative examples of Opportunity Zone (OZ) ecosystems created for small- and medium-sized cities, with special focus on Qualified Opportunity Fund (QOF) formation and market, diversity of QOF real estate and business investments, and best practices for community engagement to bolster investments in OZs.



Smart Transportation Initiative Community of Practice Sessions

Register today to join us for our annual Community of Practice Meeting! We welcome DOT CEOs, staff, and staff from other transportation agencies to participate in these sessions.

  • November 16, 11 a.m. ET: DOTs’ Role in Reining in VMT



Texas Water Development Board Recorded Presentations

The TWDB will soon post to its website recorded presentations by TWDB staff to provide additional information and guidance on the following:

  • The TWDB’s new flood science, planning, and mitigation programs, including the new flood mitigation financial assistance program and Flood IUP.
  • Technical information on how to complete an abridged application for the new flood financial assistance program, eligible projects, and project design standards.

Additionally, a schedule for Flood Mitigation Funding and Resource Webinars will be announced soon.



ASFPM Flood Science Center

Association of State Floodplain Managers has recorded webinars for your review. The CRS Green Guide, Building CRS Capacity, Open Space Preservation, and Stormwater management. Other resources available are Green Guide, Success Stories and More.



Planning for Growth and Open Space Conservation Webinar Series

In 2012, USDA-Forest Service embarked on a project to help inform natural resource professionals, land use planners, private landowners and others about the issues facing our forestlands – both public and private – and to help them learn about opportunities and strategies to conserve open space through a series of monthly webinars. Here are archive of these webinars. We hope you find them interesting!



TEEX Recovery Courses Accepting Course Requests/Reservations

Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) is accepting course requests and reservations. The 12-hour Disaster Recovery Public Assistance course and the four-hour Disaster Recovery for Senior Officials course can be scheduled now. TEEX will come to your community; there is no-cost for this training. Please email Andrew Wenzel, Program Director, at


Conducting a Mitigation Needs Assessment for CDBG-MIT Webinar – On-Demand

The Office of Block Grant Assistance (OBGA) Disaster Recovery and Special Issues Division (DRSI), in partnership with the FEMA National Mitigation Planning Program, hosted a webinar to provide guidance to Community Development Block Grant Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) grantees on conducting a mitigation needs assessment as required by the CDBG-MIT Federal Register Notice.



Seminarios en Línea de CDBG-DR en Español (CDBG Webinars on demand in Spanish)

Estos seminarios en línea están diseñados para las nuevas entidades receptoras del programa de Subvenciones en Bloque para el Desarrollo Comunitario en Casos de Recuperación de Desastres (CDBG-DR) y la Competencia Nacional de Resiliencia ante Desastres (NDRC) y el personal de Evaluación Ambiental. Esta serie de seminarios en línea es un resumen básico de los requisitos.



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