• The costs for NEES operations and maintenance, a substantial contributor to this task, are reported under Task 14.
Task 17—Knowledge, Tools, and Technology Transfer to Public and Private Practice
• Annual costs include the development of seismic standards and the development of research consolidation documents ($8.4 million/year), for a total of $168 million over 20 years.
Task 18—Earthquake-Resilient Communities and Regional Demonstration Projects
• The resources that would be needed at any particular time would depend on the number of communities selected, the amount of matching funds provided, and the number and nature of demonstration projects. We recommend that the program begin with a few communities, and then expand as capacity improves and community leaders are developed who can provide peer-to-peer mentoring.
• The average unit cost per community would be about $750,000/year, varying depending on the size and complexity of each community and the nature of selected demonstration projects. We propose initial funding for the first 2 years at $4 million/year, increasing to $69 million/year per year when the program includes a full complement of 60 communities. Additional cost breakdown information is presented in Table E.10 in Appendix E.