National Disaster Resilience Competition

NDRC Update 

Public Meeting Schedule

Summary of NDRC Community Stakeholders Advisory Committee - Sept. 20, 2017

Summary of NDRC Community & Operational Stakeholders Advisory Committee - Oct. 5, 2017

Summary of NDRC Groveland Community Meeting - October 17, 2017

Summary of NDRC Tuolumne Community Meeting - November 2, 2017
NDRC Community Resilience Center (s) Project Roster

The State of California received $70,340,770 after applying for $117,000,000 
The Grant application included the following pillars:
• Forest and Watershed Health – Lead: Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Requested: $40,000,000 Received: $28,604,459
• Community Resilience Centers- Lead: Tuolumne County
Requested: $55,000,000 Received $19,755,000
• BioMass Facility and Wood Products - Lead: Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Requested: $22,000,000 Received $22,000,000 

Recent Activities:

 Community Resilience Center(s)
• The County is lead on the design and construction of a least one Community Resilience Center is the County. The center needs to be in or near the footprint of the Rim Fire area.
• In May 2017, the County entered in an agreement with the State of California for this project. This agreement officially allowed the County to commence work on this project.
• County staff sent out a Request for Qualifications for Architectural Services. We received 12 proposals and in August, the Board of Supervisors awarded a contract to Lionakis Architects out of Sacramento.
• Also in August the Board of Supervisors approved the Community Resilience Center(s) organizational structure. The following committees/groups will be formed to work on this project:

Advisory Committee- Provide high level oversight and guidance to the project.
Community Stakeholder Advisory Committee- It is the responsibility of this group to ensure that services and programs wanted in the community are communicated to the Architect and Advisory Committee.
Operational Stakeholders Advisory Committee- This committee consists of representatives from various agencies that might partner in providing services and programs at a Community Resiliency Center(s).
Community At-Large- Three public meetings will be scheduled to solicit input from the community as to what should be included in a Community Resiliency Center(s). Those meetings will be scheduled for October/November 2017 and will take place in Groveland, Tuolumne and Sonora.

• County staff also sent out a Request for Proposals for NDRC Community Development Block Grant Consulting Services. At the September 5th Board Meeting a contract for these services was awarded to Cox Consulting. Cox Consulting will assist County staff in the following: assist in preparing needed documents, collecting required data, preparing claims and submitting reports to the state.

CRC Project Schedule- Phase I

September 2017
• County and Architectural staff hold meetings with Community and Operational Stakeholder Committees and the Community Public Meeting Schedule
• Board approval of NDRC-CDBG-DR Consulting Services Agreement
• Advisory Team and Architectural Team Meetings

October 2017
• County and Architectural staff hold meetings with Community and Operational Stakeholder Committees and the Community
• RFP for Environmental Services is sent out (Due back in November)
• Advisory Team and Architectural Team Meetings

November 2017
• Architectural staff finalized draft of Community Resiliency Center Programming Document
• County and Architectural staff develop property search criteria matrix
• Send out solicitation for Community Resiliency Center(s) property
• County and Architectural staff hold meetings with Community and Operational Stakeholder Committees and the Community to review draft Programming Document
• Selection of Environmental Services firm to conduct the required environmental work on this project.
• Development of partnership agreements with Operational Stakeholders
• Advisory Team and Architectural Team Meetings

December 2017
• County and Architectural staff present the draft Programming Document and property search findings to the Board of Supervisors for review and approval
• Board of Supervisors review and approval of Environmental Services firm
• Kick- off meeting with County, Architectural staff and Environmental Services firm
• Environmental CEQA/NEPA work
• Advisory Team and Architectural Team Meetings

January 2017- December 2018
• Environmental CEQA/NEPA work

January 2019 – March 2019
• CEQA/NEPA Hearing(s)
• Comment Period/ Filing 


NDRC History and Process


Summer of 2014 President Obama announced the National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDRC). The federal government allocated $1 billion towards this competition and invited communities that have experienced a natural disaster in the last three years to compete for funds to help them rebuild and increase their resilience to future disasters. It is the hope that this competition will support innovative resiliency projects at the local level while encouraging communities to adopt policy changes and activities that plan for the impact of extreme weather and climate change and rebuild affected areas to be better prepared for the future.

Fall 2014, the Tuolumne County Administrator’s Office was contacted by State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), HUD’s State counter-part, and asked if the county was interested in participating in the National Disaster Resilience Competition due to the Rim Fire event.

In the State of California, there were a total of six counties eligible to apply for these funds. In December 2014, notification was given by HCD and the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, that Tuolumne County had been selected as the one candidate the State of California was going to endorse to move on to Phase 1 of the National Disaster Resilience Competition.

A Core NDRC Team was put together to work on the NDRC application. During this first phase, the core NDRC Team worked on: gathering information, soliciting input from both stakeholders and the public regarding potential projects, and talking with HUD consultants.

The Core NDRC Team has worked on refining the State's NDRC application. In the Fall 2016 a final "Community and Watershed Resiliency Program" NDRC application was submitted. In July 2016 the State of California was notified that we had received $70,340,770 in NDRC funding for our projects. Since this time, the Core NDRC Team has met on a regular basis to put together and submit required paperwork to HUD. On May 2, 2017 the Core NDRC Team provided a presentation to the Board of Supervisors to officially kick off the NDRC "Community and Watershed Resiliency Program".