CDBG-MIT Funds

Allocation: $10M

Will be based on the information and progress achieved through the CDBG-DR planning programs, including MRP, WCRP, and GeoFrame, and eventually the information compiled under the CDBG-MIT RAD Program. This Program will continue and extend the stakeholders’ commitment towards developing and applying a regional focus on planning, the granting of permits, and the implementation of laws that support risk recognition and assessment.

PLANNING AND CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM

The Planning and Capacity Building (PCB) Program will promote the capacity improvement of entities for them to better respond, withstand, and recover from the negative impacts caused by hazardous events. It will provide capacity building resources to equip communities with the appropriate tools, knowledge, and experience to address these impacts. Additionally, it will provide funding to assist in the formation and strengthening of consortiums to implement mitigation planning activities utilizing a regional or multi-jurisdictional approach.

GUIDELINES

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    Competitive Round

    LEARN ABOUT THE PROGRAM'S OBJECTIVES

    Competitive Round Instructions

    Competitive Round Instructions

    Registration and Application Process

    ELIGIBLE PLANNING ACTIVITIES:

    PCB Program eligible activities include, but are not limited to:

    Capacity building activities

    Development of maps and planning tools

    Data gathering and analysis

    Elaboration of plans, studies and other planning strategies

    Identification of actions that will implement these planning solutions, among others

    ELIGIBLE ENTITIES:

    To participate in PCB Program, you must be at least one (1) of the following:

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    GOVERNMENT OF PUERTO RICO AGENCIES, AUTHORITIES, TRUSTS, AND BOARDS

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    UNITS OF GENERAL LOCAL GOVERNMENT/
    MUNICIPALITIES

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    COMMUNITY-BASED DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS AND PRIVATE NON-PROFITS

    NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS (NGOs) AND/OR NOT FOR PROFIT ENTITIES

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    CONSORTIUMS OF THE IDENTIFIED ENTITIES WITH THE ESTABLISHED AUTHORITY AND INTERNAL CONTROLS NECESSARY TO RECEIVE FEDERAL GRANT FUNDS

    The PCB Program is divided into two components:

    Competitive Rounds for Plan, Studies, and Consortium Development

    Capacity Building Workshops

    PRDOH will provide workshops to develop regional mitigative strategies, analyze disaster risks, increase resilience practices and promote future updates to Hazard Mitigation Plans. To participate in PCB Program workshops, participants may be eligible entities.

    The workshops for capacity building may be through one (1) or more of the following categories:

    Regional Guidance for Communities with Urgent Mitigation Needs

    • Best practices for hazard mitigation at the local level to reduce risk of loss of life and property from future disasters and promotion of community development benefits
    • Coordination with communities, at the local and regional level, to establish partnerships for the development of mitigation initiatives that address current and future risks
    • Data gathering to develop maps and other planning tools for risk assessment and to promote future hazard mitigation plans update
    • Evaluation of assets, risks and needs inventory to identify opportunities within a community
    • Development of guides to address community needs through mitigation efforts

    Integrating Sustainable Practices in Hazard Mitigation Activities

    • Promotion of self-sustaining infrastructure alternatives that include green infrastructure, climate-adaptive design, and nature-based solutions (e.g., Flood control, watershed management, and solid waste management)
    • Incorporation of sustainable practices such as cleaner energy solutions
    • Identification of barriers (local regulations, policies, etc.) that hinder communities from integrating or implementing sustainable practices
    • Strategies to incentivize public support towards sustainable practices

    Integrating Sustainable Practices in Hazard Mitigation Activities

    • Promotion of self-sustaining infrastructure alternatives that include green infrastructure, climate-adaptive design, and nature-based solutions (e.g., Flood control, watershed management, and solid waste management)
    • Incorporation of sustainable practices such as cleaner energy solutions
    • Identification of barriers (local regulations, policies, etc.) that hinder communities from integrating or implementing sustainable practices
    • Strategies to incentivize public support towards sustainable practices

    Economic Strategies for Governments and Entities

    • Creation and promotion of Economic Development Districts (EDD)
    • Elaboration of economic development proposals
    • Identification of programs and funds to encourage investment in development projects
    • Grant writing guidance to attract funds and investments
    • Administration and implementation of funds and programs

    Additional Workshops based on needs identified by PRDOH

    • PRDOH may identify additional capacity building activities to address CDBG-DR and CDBG-MIT specific needs through Program Implementation.

    Additional Workshops based on needs identified by PRDOH

    • PRDOH may identify additional capacity building activities to address CDBG-DR and CDBG-MIT specific needs through Program Implementation.

    Capacity Building Workshops

    PRDOH may publish one (1) or more competitive rounds to carry out mitigation planning activities using a multijurisdictional approach.

    Eligible Entities

    STATE AGENCIES

    NGOs

    MUNICIPALITIES

    CONSORTIUMS

    $100,000

    MINIMUM AWARD

    $500,000

    MAXIMUM AWARD

    Universal Application Module

    SYSTEM TO SUBMIT PROPOSALS

    The link to the Universal Application Module will be enabled on February 22nd, 2024, once the Program’s Competitive Round opens.

    The competitive rounds for the development of plans, studies and/or regional consortiums/partnerships may be in for one or more of the following categories:

    Design of Innovative Resilience Actions

    • Solid waste management, including recycling and composting
    • Watershed management

    Regional Solutions Management

    • Consortiums creation, formalization and strengthening
    • Consortium alliances
    • Energy Lifeline resilience
    • EDD development
    • Adaptation measures
    • Critical Infrastructure Management

    Regional Solutions Management

    • Consortiums creation, formalization and strengthening
    • Consortium alliances
    • Energy Lifeline resilience
    • EDD development
    • Adaptation measures
    • Critical Infrastructure Management

    Additional competitive rounds based on needs identified by PRDOH

    • PRDOH may assess the potential participant entities’ interest in plans, studies, and consortium creations. Some examples of additional potential rounds include the following:
      • Plans and studies identified in the WCRP and MRP Programs under CDBG-DR
      • Planning studies needed for the development of mitigation projects under the Infrastructure Mitigation, Multi-Sector Community Mitigation, and Investment Portfolio for Growth – Lifeline Mitigation Programs
      • Consortium or alliance building for participation in CDBG-DR and CDBG-MIT Programs
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