National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDRC)

On January 22, 2016 after a year long competition where the City was one of 67 eligible applicants. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded the City of Springfield $17 million in CDBG-NDR funds as a result of the National Disaster Resilience Competition.  The City will use these funds to carry-out projects in the areas of 1) Clean and Redundant Energy 2) Community Engagement 3) Healthy Homes 4) Business and Job Opportunities

The City of Springfield's Phase I and Phase II Applications can be viewed on this page.  All updates regarding this funding will also be posted on this page.

 

UPDATES REGARDING THE NATIONAL DISASTER RESILIENCE COMPETITION

HUD Awards $17 Million in Resilience Funding to the City

Public Officials Announcing HUD funding

On January 22, 2016 HUD announced that the City of Springfield was one of thirteen winners of the National Disaster Resilience Competition.  HUD will be awarding $17 million in resilience funding to the City of Springfield.  Funding will be in the following project categories:

  • Clean and Redundant Energy
  • Safe & Healthy Rental Homes
  • Business and Jobs Opportunity
  • Community Engagement

HUD Acting Regional Administrator Kristine Foye presented the grant along with Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, Congressman Richard Neal, and local and city officials.  This funding will leverage millions of dollars in city, state, federal and private funding. 

Click here to read Mayor Sarno's press release. 

Click here to read article from The Republican/Masslive

 

 

City Submits Final NDRC Phase II Application to HUD

On October 27, 2015 the City submitted a National Disaster Resilience Competition Phase II Application to HUD. To review the application you may click here.

City Release DRAFT Phase II Application for Public Comment

The City has released a DRAFT Phase II application for public comment.  To view the Phase II application click here.

Public comments may be submitted until October 23, 2015 at 4pm to Tina Quagliato in the Office of Disaster Recovery & Compliance at tquagliato@springfieldcityhall.com or via phone at (413)750-2114. 

Second Addendum to RFP for NDRC Partnerships

The City has added a second addendum to the RFP for NDRC Partnerships.  Click here to view the second addendum

To obtain a copy of the RFP email tquagliato@springfieldcityhall.com.

RFP Responses are due no later than October 5, 2015 at 2PM to the Office of Housing, 1600 East Columbus Avenue, Springfield, MA.

First Addendum to NDRC Partnership RFP

The City has added Addendum #1 to the RFP for NDRC Partners.  Click here to view the addendum.

To obtain a copy of the RFP you can email tquagliato@springfieldcityhall.com

All responses are due by October 5, 2015 at 2PM to the Office of Housing, 1600 East Columbus Avenue, Springfield, MA.

 

 

City seeks Partnerships for NDRC Phase II Application

The City has released a Request for Proposals for partners to provide services for the following activities to be included in the City's NDRC Phase II application:

  • Tree Planting Advisory & Coordination Program
  • New Business Incubator and Technical Assistance Program
  • Workforce Development
  • Energy Reduction Program for Anchor Institutions
  • Recreation Amenity on Watershops Pond
  • Recreation Amenity for Riverwalk Bike Path

Responses are due no later than 2PM on October 5, 2015 to the Office of Housing, 1600 East Columbus Avenue, Springfield, MA.

To obtain a copy of the RFP you should email tquagliato@springfieldcityhall.com.

City and PVPC Hold Public Meeting for NDRC Phase II Application

The Pioneer Valley Planning Commission and the City of Springfield will be holding a public meeting for input on the NDRC Phase II Application. This meeting will take place on September 15, 2015 at 5PM. The meeting is being held at the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, 60 Congress Street, Springfield, MA. 

Questions regarding the meeting may be directed to Catherine Ratte at (413)781-6045 or cratte@pvpc.org

 

 

City Submits Final NDRC Phase I Application to HUD

On March 27, 2015 the City submitted a National Disaster Resilience Competition Phase I Application to HUD. To review the application you may click here.

City Makes National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDRC) DRAFT Application Available for Public Comment

The City of Springfield has published it's draft application for National Disaster Resilience Competition for a fifteen (15) day public comment period. The public comment period begins on March 10, 2015 and ends on March 24, 2015 at 4:00 pm.

Comments may be emailed to tquagliato@springfieldcityhall.com.

If you would like more informaiton on the Phase 1 National Disaster Resilience Grant Application Draft please contact Julisa Davila-Ramos by calling 413-886-5197 or email at jdavila-ramos@springfieldcityhall.com

Si deseas obtener mas informacion sobra la Primera Fase de la Solicitud de la Subvencion del Concurso de Resiliencia Nacional por favor pongase en contacto con Julisa Davila-Ramos al 413-886-5197 o por correo eletronico a jdavila-ramos@springfieldcityhall.com.

Click here to view NDRC Phase1 Draft Application

Click here to view Executive Summary in English

Clic Aqui para revisar el Sumario Ejecutivo en Espanol

The draft application may also be viewed at the following locations:

  • Office of Disaster Recovery & Compliance (36 Court Street)
  • Office of Housing (1600 E. Columbus Avenue)
  • Office of Community Development (1600 E. Columbus Avenue)
  • Office of Planning & Economic Development (70 Tapley Street)
  • Office of Neighborhoods (70 Tapley Street)

Click here to view the City of Springfield NDRC Citizen and Stakeholder Engagement Plan

City and PVPC Schedule Public Resiliency Meeting

The City of Springfield and the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission have partnered together to apply for the HUD National Resiliency Disaster Competition that has the possibility of bringing grant funds in an amount ranging from $500,000 to $500 Million to the City of Springfield.

As part of this partnership and grant application the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission is holding a city-wide, public meeting on:

Thursday, February 5, 2015

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

60 Congress Street, 2nd Floor Meeting Room

(Pioneer Valley Planning Commission Offices)

The City is working to develop a resiliency plan to be submitted to HUD as part of the competition and the public is invited to attend this meeting to give their input on ways the City of Springfield can be more resilient in the event of future disasters. This will include how to make neighborhoods, schools, public infrastructure, housing and businesses more resilient to future disasters.

Questions regarding this meeting can be directed to Catherine Ratte at PVPC (413)781-6045.

Click here to read The Republican/Masslive article.

City Notified of Elibility for Additional Disaster Recovery Grant Funds

The City of Springfield has been notified by the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) of its eligibility to apply for additional disaster recovery funding to address unmet needs and to address resiliency issues from the City's six federally declared disasters between 2011-2013 as part of its $1 billion dollar program.

The National Disaster Resiliency Competition (NDRC) funding package, developed by HUD and the Rockefeller Foundation, identified 67 potential applicants throughout the country who were impacted by federally declared disasters in 2011-2013. The eligible applicants include all 50 states, eight counties/parishes and nine municipalities, including Springfield.

The program initiated by HUD, is a two phased competition, that includes a significant public participation process, which the City intends on scheduling beginning in January 2015, including 4-5 public meetings throughout the City to present the program to residents, and to begin to develop lists of potential projects that could be submitted to HUD as part of the City's application package.

Click here to read Mayor Sarno's Press Release

Click here to read more about the NDRC on HUDs website








Quick Links

National Disaster Resilience Competition:

NDRC Phase II Application

NDRC Phase I Application

 

 



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