The SEOC is currently at level: 1
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
DMVA/DHS&EM, Ann Gravier (lead facilitator), firstname.lastname@example.org, 907-428-7045
DMVA/DHS&EM, Michelle Torres, email@example.com, 907-428-7032
DCCED/DCRA, Sally Cox, firstname.lastname@example.org, 907-269-4588
AHFC, Mark Romick, email@example.com, 907-330-8274
DEC/DEH-Solid Waste, firstname.lastname@example.org, 907-451-2174
There is a 1.6Gb directory of supporting data that is reference in the application. Please request specific referenced data/files from
For further information, contact Sally Cox, Division of Community and Regional Affairs, email@example.com, 907-269-4588.
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.
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 blocks-body-white 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:
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.
Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management
Bryan began his career in emergency management in 1995 with the Alaska Division of Emergency Services. Since that time he has served in numerous roles, including emergency communications technician, microcomputer/network specialist, information management, alert, and warning systems coordinator, information technology manager, Chief of Preparedness, and Chief of Operations.
In his role as Chief of Operations, Bryan serves as the State Incident Commander for disaster response operations, and is responsible for overseeing the Alaska State Emergency Operations Center. He has also served as State Coordinating Officer on multiple federally declared disasters, assisting survivors and communities with recovering from disasters.
As a communications specialist he has deployed to support multiple interagency operations, including oil spill response (1996 M/V Banasea, western Aleutians, 1997 M/V Kuroshima, Dutch Harbor), wildland fires (1996 Millers Reach #2), and numerous Search and Rescue cases.
Bryan’s day-to-day responsibilities include overseeing all emergency management aspects of the Division, including Planning, Preparedness, Disaster Assistance, and Response.
Prior to his employment with the State of Alaska, Bryan served as a communications specialist and fire support specialist in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and the Wyoming and Alaska Army National Guards. He currently resides with his wife Tracy and four children in Eagle River, Alaska.
(Current as of April 2021)
Army Guard Road,
JBER, AK 99505