Announcement: Public Review Draft of California’s Application to the National Disaster Resilience Competition has been Posted, Public Hearing 3/2 and Webinar 3/3

The NDRC is a $1 billion program being administered by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. The NDRC is designed to provide grants to communities to rebuild in a more resilient way following major disaster. States that had presidential disaster declaration in 2011, 2012, or 2013 are eligible to apply. This competition encourages American communities to consider not only the infrastructure needed to become resilient, but also the social and economic characteristics that allow communities to quickly bounce back after a disruption. For example, applicants need to consider how their projects will promote community development goals, ensure meaningful public engagement and participation, and build collaborations with neighboring jurisdictions and stakeholders who are critical partners in preventing, mitigating, and recovering from disasters.

The competition is an opportunity to put into action many of the principles that we have developed in the around climate adaptation and resilience, hazard mitigation, and other sustainability efforts. The California Department of Housing and Community Development and the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research are leading an effort in partnership with Tuolumne County , the U.S. Forest Service , CalEPA , CalOES , and CalFire , to develop a proposal to support targets the Rim Fire resilient recovery needs.

The state’s public review draft is available here: http://www.hcd.ca.gov/nationaldisaster/docs/CA_NDRC_Phase1_Public_Review.pdf.pdf  

Information on the public hearing and webinar are here: http://www.hcd.ca.gov/nationaldisaster/docs/NDRC_Phase_1_Public_Notice-English-Updated_2-25-15.pdf