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Resilience Planning Inventory

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Inventory of Previous and Ongoing Resilience Planning in Connecticut

Many communities have begun to address the impacts of flooding, sea-level rise and climate change through planning initiatives such as Plans of Conservation and Development (POCD), Natural Hazard Mitigation Plans (NHHMP), and Coastal Resilience Plans (CRP). The CIRCA team is working on a robust inventory of previous and ongoing climate adaptation planning, focusing on local, regional, national and international efforts. A report and accompanying database documenting this assessment will be made available as a resource for Connecticut. The team is specifically focusing on existing municipal, regional and state resiliency projects and initiatives.

This list inventories municipal and regional plans in New Haven and Fairfield Counties that impact or address climate resilience.

With the expansion of the Resilient Connecticut project statewide in late 2021, the CIRCA team (including our undergraduate intern) has created a statewide inventory of plans (POCDs, NHMPs, CRPs, regional transportation plans, etc.) from all Connecticut municipalities.

Sandy CDBG-DR Funded Projects

Following Superstorm Sandy, the Connecticut Department of Housing (CT-DOH) initiated the Planning for Mitigation and Resiliency Program allocating Community Development Block Grants Disaster Recovery funding (CDBG-DR) from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to assist communities in the state with recovery. These projects have helped many communities in Connecticut move forward in addressing the impacts of storms, sea-level rise, and flooding. To view a map of CDBG-DR funded projects in Connecticut, as well as access final reports and products please visit the link below and click on project icons for more information: