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CT Receives $54 Million from HUD for Resilient Housing and Infrastructure Projects

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

On Thursday, January 21, 2016, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Connecticut as one of thirteen states and communities to receive funding through the National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDRC). The NDRC was a two-phase process that made available $1 billion from the Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) to assist communities recover from natural disasters and draft a plan to reduce future disasters.

Connecticut was awarded approximately $54 million to fund a pilot project in Bridgeport under the Connecticut Connections Coastal Resilience Plan. The Coastal Resilience Plan objective is to help communities that have been economically isolated create a strong infrastructure to withstand climate change and flooding while creating a stronger and more connected community with resilient housing that has better access to services and transportation.

The NDRC awardees include California, Connecticut, Iowa, Louisiana, New Jersey, New York, New York City, Tennessee, Virginia, New Orleans, Minot- ND, Shelby County-TN, and Springfield, MA.

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