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.