March 07, 2019

Congressman Neguse Announces Funding Renewal for CSU Community Resilience Center

Washington D.C.—  Today, Congressman Neguse congratulated Colorado State University for a $20 million funding renewal from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for continued investment in the Center for Risk-Based Community Resilience Planning. The Fort Collins-based center will receive $4 million annually for the next five years to help the community increase resilience to disaster.

“The CSU Community Resilience Center conducts critical research that informs local, state and federal leaders on the best practices in preparing our communities for disaster and dealing with those crisis after they occur,” said Congressman Neguse. “I am pleased that NIST has renewed this important research and look forward to the breakthroughs that will come out of this Fort Collins facility.”

Working with NIST researchers and partners from 10 other universities, the Center for Risk-Based Community Resilience Planning develops computer tools to help local governments decide how each can best invest resources intended to lessen the impact of extreme weather and other hazards on buildings and infrastructure and to recover rapidly in their aftermath.