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National Disaster Resilience Competition

The National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDRC) competitively awarded disaster recovery funds to 13 eligible states, counties, and cities nationwide. The competition helps communities recover from natural disasters while improving their ability to protect against them in the future. To learn more about the competition, click here .

In January 2016, the City announced that it had been awarded $176 million as part of the NRDC. The competition was a two-phase process:

Phase 1

In the first phase, the City submitted an application describing its unmet needs stemming from Hurricane Sandy. The application drew on two primary sources:

  • The City's natural disaster mitigation plan, A Stronger, More Resilient New York . Released in June 2013, the plan incorporated input from residents, business owners, elected officials, and other stakeholders to identify risks posed by climate change across the five boroughs.
  • Data from ongoing analyses and resiliency projects throughout the City with coordination with various city agencies, including the Mayor's Office of Recovery and Resiliency, the Department of Housing Preservation and Development, and the New York City Housing Authority.

The City's Draft Phase 1 Application that was made available for public comment in February 2015 is available for download (in Español , 中国 , and русский ).

Phase 2

On June 22, 2015, HUD announced that the City was selected to advance to Phase 2 of NDRC. During this phase, the City identified and advocated for specific projects that would strengthen social and economic resiliency in communities vulnerable to flooding.

Download the final City of New York's National Disaster Resilience Competition Application .

You may view Attachments D (Consultation Summary ) and F (Benefit Cost Analysis and Appendices ), which were submitted as part of the Phase 2 Application in 2015.

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