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Search Results: Disaster Recovery & Relief
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CDBG Partnership Challenges and Opportunities at the Local, State, and Federal LevelsMembers only Login
HUD issued this report in October 2019 to identify opportunities and challenges for Federal, State, and local governments to partner with nonprofit organizations to complete community development, revitalization, and rehabilitation projects using...
GAO Report - EPA Should Take Additional Actions to Manage Risks to Superfund Sites from Climate ChangeMembers only Login
GAO was asked to review issues related to the impact of climate change on nonfederal NPL sites. GAO analyzed available federal data; reviewed laws, regulations, and documents; interviewed federal officials and stakeholders; visited three nonfederal...
EDA FY2019 Disaster Supplemental NOFO Webinar SlidesMembers only Login
This webinar, hosted by the EDA, provided info about the content of the 2019 Disaster Supplemental Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). It helped attendees increase understanding of eligibility and EDA’s application submission and review process,...
Regional Resilience Toolkit: 5 Steps to Build Large Scale Resilience to Natural DisasterMembers only Login
Cities, regions, and states across the country are facing natural disasters that can have devastating effects on life, property, the economy, and ecosystems. Climate change is already having observable effects on the environment, and past conditions...
MOU Between the US EPA and the DHS FEMA Pertaining to State Revolving Fund Programs Members only Login
Memorandum of Understanding between the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency Regarding Coordination between EPA and FEMA Pertaining to State Revolving Fund...
The Federal Sector and Sustainable Infrastructure FinanceMembers only Login
Lisa Dickson from Arup provides an overview of sustainable infrastructure finance at the 2019 CDFA Federal Policy Conference.
HUD and Fostering Investment in Low-Income PlacesMembers only Login
Todd Richardson of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development provides an overview of HUD's housing finance programs and how they can support Opportunity Zones investments at the 2019 CDFA Federal Policy Conference.
Louisiana's Healthy Food Retail ProgramMembers only Login
Louisiana’s Healthy Food Retail Program (HFRP) was established by the Louisiana Legislature to provide flexible financing for healthy food retailers operating or expanding in underserved communities in Louisiana affected by Hurricanes Gustav and...
Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves: 2017 Interim ReportMembers only Login
The Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves: 2017 Interim Report by the National Institute of Building Sciences shares the results from the first of a multi-year project. The purpose of this new study is to help decision makers to build a mitigation...
Disaster Recovery Through Brownfield Redevelopment - PRMembers only Login
David Southgate with the Center for Creative Land Recycling presents on the approaches Puerto Rico has taken to redevelop brownfields.
CDFA Disaster-area Recovery Bonds Memorandum
The CDFA Disaster-area Recovery Bonds Memorandum outlines the CDFA national legislative proposal for a permanent category of Disaster-area Recovery Bonds.
Disaster Recovery Bond Financing: Considerations for Congress
In their report, the National Association of Bond Lawyers detail the national importance of a permanent category of disaster recovery bonds, and offer recommendations for Congress to consider.
Disaster Recovery Bond Financing: Considerations for CongressMembers only Login
This report, produced by the National Association of Bond Lawyers, provides Congress with a blueprint for permanent disaster relief financing mechanisms.
Financing Disaster Recovery and ResiliencyMembers only Login
Keren Bolter discusses the science behind some of the natural disasters in Florida, then she explores the financing programs and structures for disaster resiliency, partnerships and collaborative efforts to identify financing solutions, and lessons...
Louisiana Public Facilities AuthorityMembers only Login
Jim Parks from Louisiana Public Facilities Authority gives an overview of some of the events that have happened in the state and some of LPFA programs.
How to Best Serve Trafficking SurvivorsMembers only Login
This presentation from the Freedom Network and the National Alliance to End Homelessness discussed two programs that can be used to serve trafficking survivors: Emergency Shelter Grants, and the Continuum of Care program. It also mentioned the...
Financing Resilient InfrastructureMembers only Login
The U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development Office of Economic Resilience released this fact sheet on financing high-performance infrastructure, which are designed to help stretch public funding further. They are also useful for communities that...
CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: Development Finance Solutions for Disaster ResiliencyMembers only Login
During this CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast, hear from financing experts as they share capitalization options available for resiliency efforts.
CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: Development Finance Solutions for Disaster ResiliencyMembers only Login
During this CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast, hear from financing experts as they share capitalization options available for resiliency efforts. Speakers include David Safer of the Bank of New York Mellon, Kevin Bush of HUD, Theresa...
Roadmap to ResilienceMembers only Login
This report summarizes the outcomes of RE.invest, an 18-month predevelopment process with eight US cities and teams of leading private sector design, engineering, law, and finance experts. The results are examples of the types of projects made...
Leveraging the Partnership: HUD, DOT, EPA
This guide to federal programs is intended to help communities identify resources available to support their efforts to promote livable and sustainable communities. The Partnership agencies administer grants, programs, and technical assistance...
Financing Infrastructure through Resilience BondsMembers only Login
The idea behind resilience bonds is to link insurance coverage that public sector entities can already purchase (such as catastrophe bonds) with capital investments in resilient infrastructure systems (such as flood barriers and green...
Disaster Resiliency: Building Resilience in Your EconomyMembers only Login
Kevin Bush from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development explains HUD's Disaster Recovery Program, National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDRC), Sustainable Communities Initiative (SCI), and Build America Investment Initiative.
Disaster Resiliency: Fitch Ratings ApproachMembers only Login
Larry Levitz from Fitch Ratings explains how Fitch Ratings approach to a municipality's resiliency to disasters and dependency on FEMA could be reflected in ratings.
Disaster Resiliency: Louisiana Public Facilities AuthorityMembers only Login
Jim Parks from the Louisiana Public Facilities Authority explains the role LPFA played in helping the state recover post-Katrina including the use of bridge loans, recovery bonds, and FEMA assistance.
CDFA New York/New Jersey Webcast: World Trade Center FinancingMembers only Login
During this CDFA New York/New Jersey Webcast endorsed by New York State Economic Development Council, Arthur Cohen with Hawkins Delafield & Wood and Marvin Markus with Goldman, Sachs & Co. discuss the financing of the World Trade Center.
What Cities Should Do: A Guide to Resilient Power PlanningMembers only Login
In this paper by the Clean Energy Group, program and policy information, finance tools, and best practices are explored concerning resilient power and disaster planning.
CDFA Brownfields Redevelopment Webinar: Financing Post Disaster Recovery
As part of the CDFA Brownfields Technical Assistance Program, this second installment of the Brownfields Financing Webinar Series focuses on disaster recovery assistance and highlights best practice examples, case studies, and brownfield...
Resilient Power Project Webinar: Resilient Cities: Clean Energy to Power Critical Public and Private FacilitiesMembers only Login
Clean Energy Group’s new report, "What Cities Should Do: A Guide to Resilient Power Planning," describes a plan of action for cities to become more “power resilient” using new technologies like solar and battery storage, which can be more reliable...
Combining TIF with Special AssessmentsMembers only Login
John Brancaglione from PGAV Planners explains how St. Louis combined tax increment finance with special assessment. The finance was used to build a levee and prevent flooding in the district.
New Clean Energy Strategy to Meet Severe Weather ThreatsMembers only Login
This paper from Clean Energy Group outlines the dangers that power outages can pose to our most vulnerable populations, the failures of traditional backup power sources, and the opportunities to develop distributed energy systems with clean and...
Resiliency: Planning for the UnexpectedMembers only Login
Tim Lizura, President & COO of the NJ Economic Development Authority, discusses the role of the Energy Resilience Bank and the different funding techniques the Bank will use in an effort to promote sustainability for targeted critical facilities and...
Financing a Disaster: Strategies for Local Governments and School DistrictsMembers only Login
Lauren Trialonas of Squire Patton Boggs LLP presents a variety of financing strategies for local governments and school districts after a disaster, while also providing several accompanying examples in New York State.
Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Strategy - Stronger Communities, Resilient RegionMembers only Login
The Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force's rebuilding strategy identifies key obstacles to resilient rebuilding and outlines a long-term redevelopment strategy that promotes the sustainability of communities and ecosystems in the Sandy-affected...
A Stronger, More Resilient New YorkMembers only Login
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Mayor Michael Bloomberg championed a plan which would increase the city's ability to weather such storms in future instances. This plan encompasses economic recovery, infrastructure needs, rebuilding plans and...
City of Battle Creek 2013-2014 Annual Action PlanMembers only Login
The 2013‐2014 Annual Action Plan for the City of Battle Creek, Michigan, outlines the City’s proposed course of action over 2013-2014 to address housing, neighborhood suitability and economic opportunities by using funds from the CDBG and HOME...
NYC EDC Hurricane Sandy Business Recovery InformationMembers only Login
The City of New York is coordinating various programs and services to help businesses impacted by Hurricane Sandy. These programs include recovery loans, matching grants, and a fee waiver program, summarized in this brochure.
HUD and the Federal Funding ToolboxMembers only Login
Jane Vincent with the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development reviews a number of financing tools and current topics such as Sequestration & Continuing Resolution, HUD Efforts to Support Stakeholders, FHA Financing, Rental Assistance...
NJ Economic Opportunity Act of 2013 - SummaryMembers only Login
The New Jersey Economic Opportunity Act of 2013 merges the State’s economic development incentive programs with the goal of enhancing business attraction, retention and job creation efforts and strengthening New Jersey’s competitive edge in the...
OIG Performance Audit: SBA's Defaulted Disaster Loans from 2006-2011Members only Login
This report presents the results of OIG's audit of the National Disaster Loan Resolution Center's operations and management of delinquent disaster loans to maximize recovery and minimize loses. The report shares specifics of the audit, findings, OIG...
Neighborhood Revitalization - Guide to Program FundsMembers only Login
Special CDBG funds were allocated to NJ for the Superstorm Sandy recovery effort. This guide is available to assist applicants in understanding the program and its intended use.
CDBG Disaster Recovery Program Guide and ApplicationMembers only Login
In 2011, Pennsylvania was impacted by three declarations of Presidential Disaster Areas, including two major storm systems within 12 days of each other. In light of this, the Department of Community and Economic Development began dedicating planning...
Disaster Recovery Guide for BusinessesMembers only Login
This guidebook was developed for Galveston Economic Development Partnership (GEDP) members and the Galveston business community. Becoming familiar with the content and completing the forms included herein will help business owners increase the odds...
SBA Resources for America's EntrepreneursMembers only Login
Scot Hardin with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) presented an overview of the SBA, organizational goals, an array of access to capital tools, and disaster recovery efforts.
Building Community Resilience - Four Case Studies From Post-Katrina MSMembers only Login
This paper explores the resilience of communities on the Mississippi Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina. Communities with high and low levels of resilience were selected for analysis. Chosen communities have relatively similar walkable, mixed-use,...
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