About the BUILD Program

The Bridging Support for Underserved and Indigenous Populations in Landfall Disasters (BUILD) Program is a proprietary program dedicated to improving the resilience of underserved and indigenous populations in Gulf Coast states. The program is a collaborative of community-focused, innovative approaches that strives to empower community-based organizations through capacity building and education on mitigation funding strategies. The goal of the program is to increase the capacity of local communities, organizations, and government leaders centered on bridging resources toward mitigation planning and funding assistance to improve overall resilience.

Program Highlights

Program Goals and Objectives

Program Vision

I-DIEM Featured in the Greenwood Commonwealth Newspaper

I-DIEM Congressional Testimony

BUILD Communities


BUILD Program

Equity Response Team

BUILD Network

The Program is made possible by funding from the Walmart Foundation

Our Staff