National Disaster Resilience Competition

National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDRC)

Jefferson Parish participated in the National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDRC) managed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Since significant damaged was sustained by Jefferson Parish during Hurricane Isaac, the Parish was eligible to compete for up to $500 million of the one $1 billion in federal funding being made available as a result of presidentially-declared disasters that took place in 2011, 2012 and 2013. A total of 67 eligible applicants competed in Phase I and 40 were chosen to compete in Phase II, including Jefferson Parish.

Jefferson Parish submitted the NDRC Phase I application on March 16, 2015 which demonstrated the unmet recovery needs in the categories of housing, infrastructure, economic development and environmental degradation. Phase I focused on a long-term resilience framework for Jefferson Parish. The application scored well enough that Jefferson Parish was invited to submit an application for Phase II, which it did on October 27, 2015. Phase II focused on a “Balancing Water” Campaign that proposed a suite of green infrastructure and social resilience projects to retrofit traditional infrastructure and to reshape existing undeveloped areas in ways that embrace the diverse landscape of Jefferson Parish and its relationship with water.

You can view our application HERE. HUD will announce awards in early 2016. For more information about the National Disaster Resilience Competition, please visit this link: