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Oklahoma Department of Commerce

National Disaster Resilience Competition

The State of Oklahoma, acting through the Oklahoma Department of Commerce / Community Development (ODOC/CD), will use the Community Development Block Grant National Disaster Resilience Competition (CDBG-NDRC) (NOFA, FR-5800-N-29) funding to benefit vulnerable populations, small businesses, and other eligible recipients to assist in the State’s disaster recovery and resiliency efforts for which the funding can be used under applicable federal regulations.

Notice of Public Hearing

NOTICE – A Public Hearing will be held on October 2, 2015. The purpose of this meeting will be to discuss the State’s proposed NDRC Phase II application to HUD.

Location – Moore / Norman Technology Center, South Penn Campus
13301 S. Pennsylvania
Oklahoma City, OK 73170

Date/Time: October 2, 2015 – 2:00 PM


The State of Oklahoma through primary partnership with The City of Oklahoma City as determined through a science based approach and extensive community outreach is proposing a pilot program consisting of a “One-Water” approach to water supply, distribution, treatment, stormwater management, and flood prevention that in times of storm events, transforms water from a threat into an asset while building long-term water supply security and enhancing economic opportunity and security for the most vulnerable and disaster impacted populations.

Storm related damages such as flash flooding can be geographically unpredictable. Resiliency must address a wide geographic area and simply can’t only be applied where disasters have occurred in the past. Building upon this, the pilot program approach will seek to provide the following ‘Best Practices’: scalability, innovation, and public awareness / education which can provide benefits to smaller Oklahoma communities statewide.

The CDBG-NDRC Phase I application outlines the methodology and priorities that the State has used to allocate the competition funding among the eligible activities. Broad categories for the CDBG-NDRC Program eligible activities include: Infrastructure, Housing, Public Facilities, Economic Revitalization, and Planning.

The CDBG-NDRC Phase II application outlines all of the above in addition to the listing of actual projects and subsequent activities to be undertaken as part of the program. The CDBG-NDRC Phase II application is currently being developed and will be submitted to HUD by October 27, 2015.

For more information contact Steven Hoover at 405-815-5268 or steven.hoover@okcommerce.gov.

Oklahoma NDRC Phase I Application

Oklahoma NDRC Phase II Application

 

 

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