How REPI Can Enhance Installation Resilience

Congress amended 10 U.S. Code (U.S.C.) § 2684a in the William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 to address military installation resilience as a stand alone statutory justification for the REPI Program.  The expanded authority granted under 10 U.S.C. § 2684a(a)(2)(B)(ii) allows for REPI projects to engage in activities to protect Department of Defense (DoD) installation and range operations and infrastructure from predicted or unexpected environmental conditions such as flooding, drought, or wildfire. 

The REPI Program interprets the Title 10 definition of military installation resilience to focus on projects designed to promote resilience activities that protect, restore, and enhance off-base natural infrastructure and sustain military mission capabilities. Natural infrastructure solutions, such as wildfire risk mitigation, living shoreline construction, or habitat restoration, can help installations prevent, prepare for, and recover from anticipated or unanticipated changes in environmental conditions. 

Read more about REPI and Resilience in our Resilience Fact Sheet.

Complementary Resilience Programs

In addition to the REPI Program, there are several other programs and awards focused on improving resilience. This list is not exhaustive but demonstrates a diverse range of opportunities available to enhance resilience.


Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation (OLDCC)                                                                            (formerly the Office of Economic Adjustment)


Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)


National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)



National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)


Resilience Webinars

Resilience & Readiness Virtual Workshop - November 18, 2020. 

Engaging at the State and Local Level on Resilience: Insights for the Military from Resilience Leaders - October 29, 2020

Fort Huachuca Sentinel Landscape Partnership Water Efforts (hosted by the Western Regional Partnership) - October 15, 2020

  • Webinar recording*
    *Please note that this recording starts partially into the first presentation.

Enhancing Climate Resilience to Support National Defense (at LTA 's 2020 Rally) - October 6, 2020

Setting the Stage - The Evolving Role of SERPPAS in Coastal Resilience & Regional Adaptation (hosted by the Southeast Regional Partnership for Planning and Sustainability) - September 16, 2020

Leveraging the New REPI Installation Resiliency Authority - June 5, 2019

New Resilience Layers on the REPI Interactive Map

Check out the new resilience layers on the REPI Interactive Map including:

  • Critical Infrastructure (CREST)
  • Critical Facilities (CREST)
  • Storm Surge (CREST)
  • FEMA Flood Hazards
  • Sea-level Rise
  • Historic Fire Parameters
  • Active Fires
  • Public NIFS Wildfire Parameters

Using the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Coastal Resilience Evaluation and Siting Tool, REPI has added “Storm Surge”, “Critical Infrastructure”, and “Critical Facilities” layers to depict changing environmental conditions. Additionally, we have added multiple wildfire layers showing wildfire hazard potential as well as active and historic fires. These new layers are active now and can be access on the REPI Interactive Map website here.

REPI Resilience Library

Check back here to view materials from REPI and other organizations that better explain current resilience authorities and efforts across the country.

REPI Resilience Fact Sheet
Developed by the REPI Office, the REPI Resilience Fact Sheet provides a brief overview of how the REPI program interprets the expanded 10 U.S.C. 2684a authority.  This fact sheet also provides examples of changing environmental conditions impacting DoD installations and ranges and success stories of how Naval Weapons Station Earle, Fort Huachuca, and Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point are enhancing installation resilience.
Please click here to download this document. 


REPI and Resilience 
Developed by the Texas A&M University Natural Resources Institute, the REPI and Resilience paper introduces the expanded 10 U.S.C. 2684a authority. It explains how installations and partners can leverage this authority to address changing environmental conditions. 
Please click here to download this document. 



Resilience Authorities
The Resilience Authorities document provides an overview of the amendments to 10 U.S.C. 2684a and the Sikes Act (16 U.S.C. §670 c-1). It details natural infrastructure solutions and other actions the Services can take to maintain or improve military installation resilience.
Please click here to download this document.