State of Alaska CDBG-NDR Application

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is sponsoring the National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDRC) to help eligible communities impacted by federally declared disasters in 2011, 2012 and 2013 become more resilient. The NDRC is a two-phase process that will competitively award nearly $1 billion in HUD Disaster Recovery funds to the most impacted, distressed and needy eligible communities. The grant opportunity is called the Community Block Development Grant-National Disaster Resilience (CDBG-NDR). The State of Alaska is one of 67 applicants eligible to apply on behalf of its impacted communities.

As a result of the HUD’s funding announcement on September 17, 2014, the State formed a state interagency working group (SIWG) consisting of the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHS&EM), Division of Community and Regional Affairs, Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC), and Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). The SIWG submitted a 45-page threshold review to HUD in October 2014 to determine if its disaster-impacted communities are eligible for project funding per HUD’s Notice of Funding Announcement (NOFA). After feedback from the threshold review and attendance at a HUD-sponsored Resilience Academy, the SIWG submitted its Phase 1 eligibility application. That application is currently under review by HUD. HUD will determine which eligible applicants will be invited to Phase 2 (the project, or “money” phase) by mid-June 2015.

During the Phase 1 application period, the SIWG solicited partners to work with the SIWG in its application development work. Partner letters of commitment can be found under the State Phase 1 Application, Attachment A Partner Documentation. SIWG organizations and members are listed below:

DMVA/DHS&EM, Ann Gravier (lead facilitator), ann.gravier@alaska.gov, 907-428-7045
DMVA/DHS&EM, Michelle Torres, michelle.torres@alaska.gov, 907-428-7032
DCCED/DCRA, Sally Cox, sally.cox@alaska.gov, 907-269-4588
AHFC, Mark Romick, mromick@ahfc.us, 907-330-8274
DEC/DEH-Solid Waste, trisha.bower@alaska.gov, 907-451-2174

All files in one zipped folder - CDBG-NDR.zip

State of Alaska Phase I Application

State of Alaska Phase II Application

The Rockefeller Foundation for a Resilience Academy in Denver provided the Alaska team access to subject matter experts and resources to aid them in developing project proposals for Phase 2 of the Community Development Block Grant- National Disaster Resilience Competition.

There is a 1.6Gb directory of supporting data that is reference in the application. Please request specific referenced data/files from michelle.torres@alaska.gov.

For further information, contact Sally Cox, Division of Community and Regional Affairs, sally.cox@alaska.gov, 907-269-4588.

Draft Phase 2 Application for Public Review

State of Alaska’s application for Phase 2 of the Community Development Block Grant-National Disaster Resilience

The public is invited to participate in the development of the State of Alaska’s application for Phase 2 of the Community Development Block Grant-National Disaster Resilience (CDBG-NDR) FR-5800-N-29A2.

More information on the National Competition can be found at 2014 NDR NOFA

A public comment period will be held during the weeks of October 2, 2015 through October 17, 2015 for the Application’s Executive Summary, Factor Narratives, Eligibility, National Objective and Overall Benefit, Threshold requirements documentation and all Exhibits A-G, and Attachments D and F.

Anyone interested in commenting on the CDBG-NDR application can submit their comments to Mva.DHSEM.PublicComments@alaska.gov or mail them directly to DHS&EM, Attention: Michelle Torres-CDBG-NDRC, PO Box 5750, JBER, AK 99505

A public meeting will be held on Thursday, October 8, 2015 from 7-9pm at AHFC Headquarters Building, 4300 Boniface Parkway, Anchorage, Alaska. Meeting will be in the first floor boardroom. The call in number is 1-800-315-6338, conference code: 4287045#

You can find more information on the DHS&EM website at:

http://www.ready.alaska.gov/Plans/Mitigation/Alaska-CDBG-NDR-grant-application

DMVA and DHS&EM comply with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Individuals with disabilities who may need special accommodations to participate in this public comment period should contact Michelle Torres at the Department of Military and Veteran Affairs, Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management at 907-428-7032 no later than October 12, 2015 to make necessary arrangements.

Phase 2 Final Application

HUD Debrief