MN is one of 40 finalists moving toward a more resilient future.
A final Phase II application was submitted to HUD on October 27th. Award announcements anticipated in January. Learn more about Minnesota’s application here.
getting ready for climate-related weather events
through the cycle
of preventing risks,
preparing for emergencies,
responding when they happen,
and recovering afterward.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT-
NATIONAL DISASTER RESILIENCE:
disasters such as the June 2012 flood.
6 declared disasters
affecting 70 counties
THE EFFECTS RIPPLE.
Who's hit hardest
when floods wreck homes,
when food prices rise,
when July heat waves
and April blizzards
overstay their welcome?
Our most vulnerable Minnesotans.
a more resilient future—
by learning from past disasters,
strengthening our communities,
and addressing our ongoing vulnerabilities
Click here to give input on Minnesota's
National Disaster Resilience application.
February 23-March 9 public comment period.
TIMELINE for the NATIONAL DISASTER RESILIENCE COMPETITION:
BREAKING IT DOWN:
Step 1: NOFA, or Notice of Funding Availability, is HUD’s official announcement that these funds are available and eligible communities can apply for a piece of them. The NOFA was released on September 17, 2014.
Step 2: The first phase of the competition is 180 days of meeting with partners, generating ideas, and consulting with community stakeholders to define what our community wants to achieve toward a more resilient future. Applications from Phase I were due on March 26, 2015.
Step 3: Phase I winners announced 60 days after the applications are submitted. There are smaller awards available for communities that aren’t invited to make a Phase II submission ($500,000-$2.5 million).
Step 4: Phase II is where it gets real–specific plans, specific commitments from partners, and a need to work out all the details. This phase lasts 120 days after the Phase II winners are announced. To create the most compelling and competitive application, Minnesota is starting Phase II community engagement April 1. Learn more about how to get involved here.
Step 5: National Disaster Resilience Competition WINNERS are announced…and the real work begins!