Sandy Updates, Grants, and Jobs

Hurricane Sandy News

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NATURAL & CULTURAL RESOURCES
New York parks recover after damage by Hurricane Sandy

Crain’s New York Business, February 28, 2014

New York state parks and historic sites had more than 60 million visitors in 2013, setting the second highest annual attendance record. Many of the state’s parks and historic sites were closed temporarily to remove dangerous debris left behind by Hurricane Sandy.

 

$75,000 state grant helps repair Sandy damage at Nyack Beach State Park

LoHud, March 4, 2014

The state Department of Environmental Conservation Hudson River Estuary Program has awarded a $74,865 grant to Princeton Hydro LLC to design a sustainable shoreline demonstration project at Nyack Beach State Park. The funds will help repair damage from Hurricane Sandy, stabilize the shoreline in Upper Nyack and improve public use of the park.

 

Protecting Long Island’s south shore

Legislativegazette.com, March 3, 2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Department of the Interior have agreed on the details for a project that would protect coastal areas of Suffolk County from natural disasters. The $700 million plan includes methods to protect endangered species and establishes multiple barriers of coastal protection.

 

Six miles of Rockaway beaches will be raised by infusion of sand

The New York Times, March 1, 2014

Six miles of Hurricane Sandy-damaged Rockaway beaches will be expanded and raised by as much as 10 to 14 feet above sea level with an infusion of 2.9 million cubic yards of sand. In addition, a new 40-foot-wide boardwalk includes bicycle and jogging lanes.

 

Post-Sandy cleanup completed at Lido Beach

Longisland.com, March 4, 2014

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service completed a major cleanup of post-Hurricane Sandy coastal debris at the Lido Beach Wildlife Management Area. The operation will ultimately clean up eight of the national wildlife refuge units on Long Island.

Housing

Residents seek replacement of temporary boilers installed after Hurricane Sandy

News12Brooklyn.com, February 27, 2014

This video provides an overview of the New York City Council’s Committee on Public Housing’s first meeting in Coney Island. Some residents requested temporary boilers that were installed after Hurricane Sandy be replaced. Representatives from the New York City Housing Authority said it has spent nearly $56 million to operate 24 temporary boilers that won’t be replaced until sometime in 2016.

Recovery Events

MARCH 14: Brooklyn Long Term Recovery Group

Sustainable and resilient disaster recovery training

This one-day training will provide information on sustainable rehabilitation and restoration of flood-damaged property.

 

MARCH 17: Center for Architecture

Presentation: Waterfront housing in a post-Sandy world

Presenters will discuss some of New York City’s major waterfront residential developments and will review their plans in response to our changing environment.

 

MARCH 18: Bronx Long Term Recovery Group

Capacity building, community mapping and coalition building

Free help will be available for homeowners who are in need of foreclosure-prevention assistance, renovation loans, flood insurance or other disaster-related assistance.

 

MARCH 19: NYC Department of Environmental Protection

NYC Green Infrastructure Grant Program workshop

This Manhattan workshop explains the eligibility requirements and online application system for the NYC Green Infrastructure Grant.

Grant Deadline:

DEADLINE: MARCH 17, 2014

Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc.

This foundation supports art, preservation and community programs that serve to enrich the lives of the people of New York City.

 

DEADLINE: APRIL 3, 2014

Request for proposal: business resiliency investment program

The American Eagle Outfitters Foundation strives to create positive change in areas that are important to youth development and environmental conservation.

 

DEADLINE: MAY 6, 2014

New York City Department of Environmental Protection

The Department of Environmental Protection has made $6 million available in grants for community groups, nonprofits and property owners building green projects. There will be three workshops to explain the eligibility requirements and guide users through the application process.

 Job Openings:

Communications Manager, New York State Office of Storm Recovery

 Counselor, Sandy Mobilization, Assessment, Referral and Treatment for Mental Health, Cornell University

 Infant Mental Health Specialist Early Care Consultation Specialist, Adelphi University

Policy Analyst, NYS Office of Storm Recovery

Supervisory Logistics Management Specialist, FEMA

 

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