The National Institute of Standards and Technology has issued a solicitation to U.S. higher education institutions and nonprofit organizations interested in helping NIST establish a Community Resilience Center of Excellence under a five-year, $20 million grant.
NIST said Wednesday that the CoE will provide research services and develop modeling, simulation and informatics tools and measurement science standards to assist local communities’ disaster recovery efforts.
These services are intended to bolster community-level resilient performance through decision-making focused on investments in buildings, infrastructure systems and critical services, among others.
The Community Resilience CoE is among other NIST projects to provide a collaborative and interdisciplinary environment to facilitate advances in measurement science, the institute said.
NIST will hold a free webinar on the project on Aug. 5 and accept applications to the federal funding opportunity through the Grants.gov website until Sept. 12.