The following was sent to us from our friends at the Gravesend and Bensonhurst NY Rising Community Reconstruction Committee:
Community residents and business owners in the Gravesend and Bensonhurst neighborhoods of Brooklyn are encouraged to attend a Public Workshop on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 to learn about the State-sponsored New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program. Attendees are invited to discuss the program with NY Rising Committee members and the project team, and provide input on how the community can be better prepared for future storm events. The communities of Gravesend and Bensonhurst are eligible for up to $3 million in Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) assistance through the US Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to implement resiliency projects.
When: Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: Block Academy, 133 27th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
Who: Gravesend and Bensonhurst Planning Committee, NY Rising Community Reconstruction Program
Contact: Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery, (212) 480-2321, firstname.lastname@example.org
The New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program is one of several Storm Recovery Initiatives and was established to provide additional rebuilding and revitalization assistance to Communities severely damaged by Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. The State has established the New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program to facilitate community redevelopment and resiliency planning. For additional information, please visit http://stormrecovery.ny.gov/community-reconstruction-program.