In its Summer Newsletter, the HUD Office of Policy Development and Research featured projects as examples of resiliency at work:
- The Community Adaptation Program in New Orleans has helped homeowners install green infrastructure features to reduce flooding in their yards and increase the city’s overall capacity to collect and store stormwater.
- The city of Norfolk, Virginia, is reducing environmental inequities by deconcentrating poverty in the St. Paul’s Area and transforming it into a climate resilient community.
- After being devastated by the Camp Fire, the town of Paradise, California, is rebuilding with a focus on strengthening visible and invisible infrastructure, resilient housing, evacuation routes, and early warning systems.
Civix experts had a hand in each.
For Norfolk, Civix serves as the city’s grants management and regulatory compliance subject matter expert for the implementation of its $115 million CDBG-NDR award for resilience-building initiatives in the Ohio Creek Watershed.
To support the largest CDBG-DR funded wildfire recovery effort in history, the California Department of Housing and Community Development turned to Civix to provide services across the design and management of recovery programs. With fires becoming more frequent and destructive, thoughtful program design is critical to helping the state rebuild communities and get residents back into their homes.
Civix also served as the primary outside advisor to New Orleans for the implementation of a $141 million CDBG-NDR award to develop the Gentilly Resilience District, an initiative focused on water management and economic opportunity in low-lying areas.
Funding from various HUD programs, including the National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDRC), Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR), and Choice Neighborhoods Implementation (CNI) grants, helped realize many of the resilience projects in these communities, the article says.
With expertise across the spectrum of federal grant programs, Civix specializes in HUD grants and has a wealth of expertise in CDBG, CDBG-DR, CDBG-MIT, CDBG-NDR, CDBG-CV, HOME, HOME-ARP, and ESG, and CoC programs, as well as cross-cutting federal regulations.
Having supported the administration and implementation of over $25 billion in federal grants, Civix experts provide clients with the framework, guidance, and tools to facilitate success throughout the entire grant lifecycle.