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Data Highlight State-by-State Benefits of Federal Natural Disaster Mitigation Grants

By Anne Stauffer, Colin Foard & Errol Spence – PEW – June 17, 2019
Every federal grant dollar spent on natural disaster mitigation projects, such as elevating buildings or retrofitting infrastructure to reduce the impact of future events, saves $6 on average in post disaster recovery costs, according to a 2018 study by the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS). But as with all federal spending, the outcomes differ from state to state, with estimated benefits ranging from nearly $7 saved for each $1 spent in Kansas to just over $3 for every $1 invested in California between 1993 and 2016.  Read full story here.

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