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Search Results: Disaster Recovery & Relief
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COVID-19 Emergency Loans & Small Business Checklist - U.S. Chamber of Commerce
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has issued this guide to help small businesses and self-employed individuals prepare to file for a loan.
Summary of the CARES Act
This is a summary of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act from the Congressional Research Service. This is the third in a series of legislative packages addressing the COVID-19 pandemic.
FAQs for SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program
This document contains Frequently Asked Questions for the SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) Program.
Business Survival Guide
Created by Business Oregon's finance team, this resource guide is meant to help small businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Volatility in the Real Estate & Multifamily Transaction Markets
Volatility has risen significantly in financial markets, driven by COVID-19. How might this affect US multifamily and commercial real estate (CRE) transaction markets? In this paper, Moody's explores these issues, fully acknowledging that learning...
Rethinking Disaster Relief for Small Businesses
The public health system in the United States, suffering from budget and staffing cuts precipitated by the Great Recession and current administration’s decisions, does not have the capacity to address the coronavirus crisis. These authors are...
A Resource Guide to Coronavirus for Government Leaders
The novel coronavirus has tested the durability of federal, state and local governments around the country and the world. This list of resources is meant to connect leaders with useful tools to aid in response efforts.
Coronavirus Discussion Guide for Local Governments
Local government managers should prepare their communities by reviewing their emergency response plans for pandemic events. Begin by discussing these prompts with your leadership team and partner organizations and pair this discussion guide with...
Coronavirus Response Resources for Local Leaders
Local elected officials are distinctly positioned to protect the health and safety of residents and to provide reassurance in times of crisis. The National League of Cities developed this resource page to support cities, towns and villages during...
How to Rescue Main Street From Coronavirus Before It’s Too Late
It is now clear that the coronavirus pandemic will exact a staggering toll on the American economy. By any measure, an economy that not long ago had driven Americans' confidence in the labor market and optimism about their financial security to...
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. 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.
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