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NYC Proposed Substantial Amendment to CDBG-DR Action Plan


August 19, 2013: Federal Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force Releases Rebuilding Recommendations

The Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force, created by President Obama and chaired by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan, released recommendations for rebuilding in Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Strategy, Stronger Communities, A Resilient Region. GJNY released three blog posts offering a critiques of the Task Force's recommendations on our "Clawback" blog:

Learn more about how New York City plans to allocate the first round of Community Development Block Grants in our "At a Glance: Federal Disaster Relief After Sandy" (available in Chinese).  In July, 2013 the city proposed an amendment to this plan, but it has not been approved yet.


July 23, 2013: Sandy Regional Assembly releases analysis of Special Initiative of Rebuilding and Resiliency (SIRR) Report

The Sandy Regional Assembly – convened by nearly 200 participants from community, labor and civic groups from communities most impacted by     Superstorm Sandy (and most vulnerable to future storm surges) - issued a Sandy Regional Recovery Agenda in April, a mix of suggested capital projects and policy recommendations to advance adaptation and community resiliency strategies for the r



Federal Disaster Relief Resources

Federal disaster relief programs, task force recommendations, and helpful resources.


New York State Disaster Relief Resources

Links to some of New York State's disaster relief programs. 


New York City Disaster Relief Resources

Links to some of New York City's disaster relief programs and proposed legislation that would track Hurricane Sandy spending in the city.