Funding Allocation Summary:
The Program has been allocated an operating budget of $37,500,000.
The Government of Puerto Rico, through the Puerto Rico Department of Housing, is proud to present the Whole Community Resilience Planning Program, financed through by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The goals are to create recovery solutions by enhancing individual and collective preparation for future events and ensuring greater resilience at community and island level.
The Whole Community Resilience Planning Program (WCRP) will support community-led resilience plans that protect life and property from future hazards and promote an inclusive and participatory recovery process. The WCRP Program wants all residents, especially those in the most vulnerable and impacted neighborhoods, to experience the benefits of revitalized communities.
Non-profits, Municipalities, and Community-Based Development Organizations can apply for program funding. The funding will support local planning efforts to develop Community Resilience Plans (CRPs).
The non-profit organization Foundation for Puerto Rico (FPR) will collaborate with PRDOH to engage communities in the Program, build resilience tools, and provide technical assistance.
HOW DOES THE PROGRAM WORK?
- NOFA application period opens
- Submit application and optional community endorsement letter
- Selected Applicants perform capacity assessment and enter into Subrecipient Agreements with PRDOH
- Communities and Subrecipients enter into Community Agreement and build Profile
- Submit Profile for Consideration
- PRDOH Issues Notice to Proceed with Planning Activities
- Communities and Subrecipients begin planning activities and CRP development
- Program Support is available
- Resilience Tools are available
- Education and outreach is prioritized
- PRDOH evaluates progress of CRP
- Consider if additional studies are needed
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM?
- All 78 Municipalities in Puerto Rico,
- Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) who meet the following requirements:
- Tax-exempt organizations under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) section 501 (26 U.S.C. § 501 (a), (c)(3) and (c)(6)); or
- Tax exempt status under Section 1101.01 of the Puerto Rico Internal Revenue Code of 2011, as amended, 13 LPRA §30471.
- Community Based Development Organizations as defined by HUD per 24 C.F.R. § 570.204.
WHAT IS THE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR THE PROGRAM?
Timely and Complete Application Submission
- Application shall be submitted by the closing date and time established in NOFA through the following link: https://cdbg-dr.pr.gov/en/funding-opportunities/
- Application shall be completed in English or Spanish
- Demonstration of Eligibility (these will vary by the Applicant’s type of organization)
- Entity information and representative contact Information
Applicants shall submit all exhibits duly completed, as part of their responses to NOFA:
- Addendum Num. 2
- Exhibit A (Non-Conflict of Interest Certification)
- Exhibit B (Non-Conflict of Interest on Existing or Pending Contracts Certification)
- Exhibit C (Limited Denial of Participation Affidavit)
- Exhibit D (Certification Regarding Debarment Suspension, Ineligibility and Voluntary Exclusion) duly completed and notarized
- Exhibit E (Sworn Statement Under Act 2-2018) duly completed and notarized
- Exhibit F (Anti-Lobbying Certification)
- Exhibit G (Authorization for Background and Financial Information)
- Exhibit H (Entity Prior Performance Certification)
- Organizational Qualifications
- Current Financial Extent
- Staffing Scope
- Proposed Work Approach
Each Applicant shall draft and submit a proposed work approach document as part of the Application including:
- Statement of Purpose and Resilience Focus
- Community Participation Process and Approach
- Target Number of Communities and Budget Statement
- Timeline of milestones and activities
- Preliminary Community Endorsement Letter for the WCRP Program (optional)