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City of Tuscaloosa to Present Resilience Grant Application, Accept Public Comment

Tuscaloosa, Ala. – The City of Tuscaloosa will host a public hearing on Monday, March 2 at 10 a.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers to present its phase one application for the National Disaster Resilience Competition and accept public comment.

The City is eligible to compete for up to $500 million in federal funding as a result of the April 27, 2011 tornado. The phase one application, which must be submitted by March 27, addresses risk, vulnerable populations and potential solutions to make Tuscaloosa more resilient but does not propose projects or request a funding amount. Applicants who successfully demonstrate unmet needs as defined by HUD may be invited to participate in phase two, involving project proposals for funding.

The City will accept public comment for 15 days following the public hearing and will address all comments received. Citizens can submit written comment to Recovery Operations at Tuscaloosa City Hall, 2201 University Blvd., email Savannah Howell at showell@tuscaloosa.com or call 205-248-5700.

Visit http://www.tuscaloosa.com/recovery/resilience-opportunities or call Tuscaloosa 311 at 205-248-5311 for more information.