National disaster resilience competition launched

Blog Post created by michelesteinberg Employee on Sep 29, 2014

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), in collaboration with the Rockefeller Foundation, is providing significant resources and support to communities to help them become more resilient. The National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDRC) is a two-phase process that will competitively award nearly $1 billion in HUD Disaster Recovery funds to eligible communities.

Nearly every state and numerous metropolitan areas are eligible to apply, and wildfire resilience is part of the eligible activities. Learn more at HUD's portal site, where there are fact sheets, application details, and a recorded webcast giving many more details. Coming up on October 8, Smart Growth America is holding a free one-hour webinar starting at 1 pm Eastern to provide more information on how these funds can benefit communities. Register here for the webinar.