BuildStrong Coalition Disaster Spending Reforms
The BuildStrong preventative reforms will help save lives, dramatically prevent damage, and reduce the cost of recovery to taxpayers. In fact, every $1 spent on prevention saves taxpayers $4 in disaster costs. Our reform initiative calls for
- a new FEMA-administered resilient construction state and local grant program and
- passing new congressional initiatives which will create state, builder and individual resilient construction incentives.
The investment costs of these mitigation programs should be paid for by reallocating $1 billion of the appropriated $36 billion in non-FEMA grant funds established after Hurricane Sandy. Almost $30 billion of this money remains unspent and a portion should be dedicated to reforms that will save taxpayer lives and money.