NY Rising Community Reconstruction Plans
The completion of a NY Rising Community Reconstruction 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 identifies projects and implementation actions to help fulfill those strategies. Each locality is eligible for between $3M and $25M of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) dollars to implement elements of their plans. The NY Rising Community Reconstruction team is also working to help communities identify other federal, state, local, nonprofit, 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. To learn more about how these plans will be implemented, community residents and other interested persons are invited to attend public engagement sessions in each of the 45 NY Rising Communities. Notice of these sessions will be posted at http://stormrecovery.ny.gov/nyrcr/meetings.