On October 5, 2018, President Trump signed H.R. 302, which contains the Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018 (DRRA). This important change in how the United States rebuilds following disasters and invests in resilience to lessen the impact of disasters including new opportunities for State and Territory Energy Offices to collaborate with state emergency management agencies, local governments, and the private sector to enhance energy-related resilience. NASEO and our partners worked to ensure energy was a part of the landmark, bipartisan DRRA bill last year. Throughout 2019, NASEO will work with states, FEMA, the U.S. Department of Energy, and other partners to elevate energy-related resilience solutions for consideration in both rebuilding and strengthening energy system and community resilience through investments that FEMA, state emergency agencies, local governments, and State Energy Offices set as priorities. Click here to read NASEO’s Key DRRA Energy Elements Overview.