Monday, August 25, 2014

DEADLINE OCT. 29TH - National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policyholders to file Proof of loss.

August 25, 2014

Good Afternoon,

Below are a few interesting points that I thought should be shared with you and your networks. The NFIP up and coming deadline is going to be a big deal for many coastal residents with claims. Additionally, a new grant program would help private property owners design and construct green infrastructure projects. and lastly, the latest OARS list has been released. I would really recommend reading the Recovery Diva Blog . She has a lot of experience in long-term disaster recovery and great tools on her blog.

National Flood Insurance Program Deadline Extended for Filing Claims
FEMA has granted a six-month extension for National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policyholders affected by Hurricane Sandy to file proof-of-loss claims. Deadline is coming up! I wanted to make sure people knew this was looming. 

NYC Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP)
Grant Program for Private Property Owners in Combined Sewer Areas of New York City
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection offers a grant program for private property owners in combined sewer areas of New York City. If selected, DEP will provide funds for the design and construction of the green infrastructure system. Eligible projects include blue roofs, rain gardens, green roofs, porous pavement and rainwater harvesting on private property in combined sewer areas. Applications received by4PM on October 21, 2014 will be reviewed in the fall. For more information, click below.

OARS (Organizations Addressing Resilience and Sustainability)
OARS (Organizations Addressing Resilience and Sustainability) are peer organizations that address natural hazard mitigation, adaptation and climate resilience in the United States. This list is freely distributed in support of our shared endeavors in creating resilient communities. Organizations are listed by web search and suggestions of contributors. Descriptions (in italics) are as cited in web listings, with slight editorial abbreviations.

Thank you,
Samuel J. Jimenez, ASLA     
New York City Regional Lead Community Planning and Capacity Building
Sandy Recovery Office   I

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