National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program: FEMA Accomplishments in Fiscal Year 2011 [open pdf - 407KB]
"This report describes a cross-section of selected FEMA NEHRP [Federal Emergency Management Agency National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program] accomplishments (HQ and Regional), followed by highlights from the States and U.S. territories and organizations which received FEMA support for NEHRP activities in Fiscal Year (FY) 2011. Each year, FEMA provides cooperative agreement funds to eligible States and U.S. territories with moderate to high seismic risk to mitigate those risks and reduce future losses from earthquakes. In FY 2011, FEMA awarded more than $2 million to 34 States and territories to support the effective implementation of earthquake risk reduction activities: earthquake training and awareness, seismic mitigation plans, property inventory, seismic safety inspections, building codes adoption, and the development of multi-state groups. Organizations receiving FEMA support included the four regional earthquake consortia and the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI). The following accomplishments showcase how FEMA and its partners, working in collaboration, are continuing to make progress toward earthquake loss-reduction nationwide. Work completed in FY 2011 will have applications immediately or in the near term in reducing earthquake risk, and also will help to create a strong foundation for realizing similarly effective outcomes in future years."
United States. Federal Emergency Management Agency: http://www.fema.gov/