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In response to a demand from state and local leaders who are working to increase the safety and security of their communities, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has launched the National Disaster Resiliency Competition (NDRC), a $1 billion resiliency competition, and has invited communities that have experienced natural disasters to compete for funds to help them rebuild and increase their resilience to future disasters.

The competition will support innovative resilience projects at the local level while encouraging communities to adopt policy changes and activities that plan for the impacts of disasters and rebuild affected areas to be better prepared for the future.

The Governor’s Office in conjunction with the West Virginia Development Office and the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management is conducting a public hearing regarding the state’s Phase 1 application for funding through the NDRC. This application will establish a long-term resiliency plan for affected communities, identify specific target areas, and meet initial threshold requirements for consideration for funding through the NDRC. The NDRC is a two-phase grant application process.

HUD will invite the top Phase I applicants to compete in Phase 2. Funding allocations will be determined by HUD following Phase 2. 

The complete Notice of Funding Availability is available here.

A public comment will begin on Monday, March 2, 2015 and will conclude on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. To be considered in the Phase 1 application, written comments must be received by the West Virginia Governor’s Office at the address below or submitted via email to govofficecomm@wv.gov by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17, 2015.

To view the Phase 1 application, click here. To download the written comment form, click here.


Brittany Vascik
Deputy General Counsel
WV Governor’s Office
State Capitol
1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East
Charleston, WV 25305
Phone: 304-558-2000  

Kelly Workman
CDBG-Small Cities
WV Development Office
1900 Kanawha Blvd., East
Building 6, Room 553
Charleston, WV 25305
Phone: 304-558-2234

Al Lisko
WV Division of Homeland Security
& Emergency Management
State Capitol
1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East
Charleston, WV 25305
Phone: 304-558-5380


March 6, 2015  6 p.m.
Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College
Building A, Room 111
2900 Dempsey Branch Road
Mount Gay, WV 25637

March 10, 2015  6 p.m.
Fairmont State University
Falcon Center, Room 302/302
1201 Locust Avenue
Fairmont, WV 26554

All meeting sites are accessible to individuals with disabilities. Other special accommodations will be available with advanced notice. Please contact the WV Development Office for directions to any of the locations.​​​

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