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 DISASTER RESILIENCE PROGRAM
City Releases DRAFT Climate Action and Resilience Plan for Public Comment
HUD has provided CDBG-NDR funding to allow for the City of Springfield and the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission to partner on the creation of a Climate Action and Resilience Plan (CARP) in order to make Springfield more resilient in the face of more frequent and severe weather events. This document is being posted for public review through June 29, 2017. Comments regarding the Climate Action and Resilience Plan may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org through June 29, 2017. To view the document, please click here.
HUD Awards $17 Million in Resilience Funding to the City
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
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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