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LANSING, Mich. -- The Michigan Office of the Great Lakes announced $702,163 in Coastal Zone Management grants awarded to 19 coastal communities, nonprofit organizations, state agencies and universities for projects to protect Michigan's Great Lakes. These grants enhance public access to coastal areas, encourage stewardship through beach clean-up programs, promote public safety at beaches, and support local and regional waterfront redevelopment plans.
-- This project is intended to improve community preparedness and response and to strengthen resiliency - which will reduce injury related morbidity and mortality in public health emergencies and strengthen community and national recovery in the aftermath.
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group announced a new Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action that will help cities better prepare for natural disasters and severe weather incidents. The new C40 Risk Assessment Framework will create a common approach for cities to assess climate risk and provide a process to help cities prioritize risk before investing in climate actions.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it will provide grants of $340 million to the state of New York and $229 million to the state of New Jersey for improvements to wastewater and drinking water treatment facilities impacted by Hurricane Sandy. The funding announced will help storm-damaged communities in both states as they continue to recover from the damage caused by the storm on Oct. 29, 2012.
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Eos Energy Storage and Con Edison, a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc., announced a trailblazing partnership to install and test Eos’s cutting-edge energy storage technology within the utility’s New York City facilities. Eos is currently commercializing a safe, low cost, and long-lasting grid-scale battery technology that can reduce customer costs, defer utility infrastructure upgrades and enhance power quality and reliability.
-- The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Entrepreneurial Development plans to issue Program Announcement No. OED-2013 to provide a unique collaborative approach to delivering long-term economic small business recovery and resiliency.
-- The Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE) program is intended to advance the application of climate science to public health practice, and to develop a process for ensuring that climate change factors are considered adequately in public health programs and operations.