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National Disaster Resilience (NDR)

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) National Disaster Resilience (NDR) competition awards disaster recovery funds to eligible states, counties, and cities nationwide to help them recover from natural disasters while also improving their ability to protect against such disasters in the future. The competition is carried out in two phases.

Phase 1


In the first phase, the City submitted an application describing its unmet needs stemming from Hurricane Sandy. The application was based on the City's natural disaster mitigation plan and data from ongoing analyses and resiliency projects throughout the City.

Phase 2


On June 22, 2015, HUD announced that the City was selected to advance to Phase 2 of the NDRC. During this phase, the City identified and advocated for specific projects that would strengthen social and economic resiliency in communities vulnerable to flooding.

On January 22, 2016, Mayor de Blasio announced that New York City was awarded a $176 million grant through the National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDRC). The funds awarded from the competition, which are distinct from the $4.21 billion in Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds already allocated to the City, will be directed towards the completion of the Two Bridges resiliency project.

The Two Bridges project will protect one of the most vulnerable communities in Lower Manhattan by boosting economic and climate change resiliency efforts along the waterfront.

Changes or additions to any NDR funded program, or any change in the designated beneficiaries of a program requires the publication of an Amendment to the Action Plan. To learn more about Amendments to the NDR Action Plan or to review any proposed Amendments please visit the Amendments page.

You can download both documents as well as the final NDR Action Plan below.

NDR Application Phase 1
NDR Application Phase 1
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NDR Application Phase 2
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Approved NDR Action Plan (includes Amendments)