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Upcoming Webinar - FORTIFIED Home and HUD Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Efforts - August 15, 2016 - 2:30 PM EDT

WHAT: Informational Webinar about FORTIFIED Home™ voluntary building standards.

WHEN: Monday, August 15, 2016, 2:30 – 4:00 PM EDT

WHO: Any CDBG-DR grantee engaged in repairing, retrofitting or re-building homes.

WHY: FORTIFIED Home™, developed by the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS), is the national standard for resilient construction. It was created as a set of voluntary standards to build stronger, safer and more durable homes, and is mentioned in the Federal Register Notice announcing the SC and TX CDBG-DR Grants. Eligible dwellings include new and existing single-family detached homes, duplexes, manufactured homes, and townhouses.

Participants in the webinar will gain a solid understanding of FORTIFIED building principles, construction practices, and verification requirements. Additionally, insights into how other communities and stakeholders are using FORTIFIED Home™ to retrofit existing homes in communities vulnerable to high winds will be provided. Overall, the webinar should provide a clear understanding of how FORTIFIED Home can be incorporated into a community’s rebuilding efforts under CBDG-DR grants. There will be ample time for participants to ask questions.

HOW: Register for this webinar.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions about joining the webinar.

Please feel free to share this invitation with anyone you feel would benefit from participating. Lastly, please feel free to contact FORTIFIED Program Director Fred Malik at fmalik@ibhs.org or 813-286-3400 if you have any questions or need additional information.

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