The completion of a NY Rising Community Reconstruction (NYRCR) Plan is an important step toward rebuilding a more resilient community. Each NY Rising Plan was locally-driven by a Planning Committee that assessed storm damages and current risk, identified community needs and opportunities, and developed recovery and resiliency strategies. Each NY Rising Plan details projects and implementation actions to help fulfill those strategies. Each participating community has been allotted between $3 million and $25 million of Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) dollars to implement elements of their plans. The State is also working to help communities identify other federal, state, local, non-profit, and private resources to supplement this funding. Some projects and actions identified in the plans are longer-term, and need to be further developed before their implementation may begin.
The following final plans represent the culmination of the grassroots NYRCR process.