• Our Phase 2 Application was filed on October 27, 2015!   Thank you for your input and help!  

    The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has filed it Phase 2 application for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDRC). Through this competition, the Commonwealth worked closely with communities to determine which were most vulnerable and had remaining damage from the six federally declared disasters occurring in Massachusetts between 2011 and 2013.  The Commonwealth has proposed a plan that will help communities recover from these disasters and become more resilient to future disasters, which will be exacerbated with climate change.  Disaster recovery and resiliency to future events will protect people, and their homes, jobs and communities long after the proposed projects are complete.

    Areas identified with pressing needs that were included in our application for HUD funding are:

    • The Deerfield River Subwatershed with nine towns – Buckland, Charlemont, Colrain, Greenfield, Hawley, Heath, Monroe, Rowe, and Shelburne – that were impacted by three disasters including Tropical Storm Irene
    • Springfield, impacted by five disasters, including the tornadoes
    • Williamstown, impacted by four disasters, including Tropical Storm Irene

    In addition, the application proposes resilience planning and implementation throughout Massachusetts using leveraged funding from the Commonwealth and its partners.

    Phase 2 NDRC Application Documents

    • Individual Exhibits
    • Attachments

     

    Check this site often for updates!  HUD will notify applicants on funding decisions in January 2016.

    Schedule Responses/Important Dates:

    DatesMajor Activities
    September 17, 2014NOFA posted
    March 27, 2015Phase 1 application due to HUD
    March – June 2015    HUD review of Phase 1 applications
    June 22, 2015HUD announces successful Phase 1 proposals and invites Phase 2 applications
    October 9, 2015Phase 2 Application online. Public comments requested
    October 27, 2015Phase 2 application due to HUD
    January 2016 HUD announces Phase 2 winners and funding amounts
    Early 2016  Grant agreements signed and sent to successful applicants

     

    Substantial Amendment Criteria:  The criteria for determining what changes in the Application constitute a substantial amendment requiring HUD prior approval are first, any change to the Application that would result in a change of more than 5 points in the score for capacity or soundness of approach or that would change the Most Impacted and Distressed-Unmet Recovery Needs (MID-URN) target area(s). Also, the following modifications will constitute a substantial amendment requiring HUD prior approval: a change in program benefit, beneficiaries, or eligibility criteria; the allocation or re-allocation of more than $1 million; or the addition or deletion of an activity. Subsequent to award, a grantee may substantially amend the Application if it follows the same citizen participation requirements in this Notice for the preparation and submission of an Application and HUD agrees in writing that the amended Application would still score in the fundable range for the competition. Prior to preparation and submission of any post-award amendment, the grantee is encouraged to work with its HUD representative to ensure the proposed change is consistent with this Notice, and all applicable regulations and Federal law.

    If you seek additional information regarding this initiative, contact Kathleen Baskin (Kathleen.Baskin@state.ma.us)

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    Information Requests

    The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is seeking input from local jurisdictions to identify eligible Target Areas for inclusion in the its Phase 2 application for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDRC). Click for more information!

    Phase 2 Materials

     

    Press Releases

    Phase 1 Archives:  

    Phase 1 Application Documents

    Application Component:

    • Attachment A: Partner Documentation