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Creation of the Resilience Plan

The U.S Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) made $1 billion available in CDBG-DR funding to state and local governments impacted by disasters in 2011 – 2013 for the purpose of promoting innovative resilience projects to better prepare communities for future storms and other events. Due to a series of severe storms and floods in April and May 2011, Shelby County was one of 67 eligible jurisdictions for the NDRC. In January 2016, Shelby County was awarded $60M in federal funds for its Greenprint for Resilience project.


The project includes four activities: projects along Big Creek, Wolf River, and South Cypress Creek and a regional resilience plan to model and plan for flood impact and other climate risk across the county and tri-state region. The three place-based activities include scalable solutions to create flood resilience, community redevelopment and connectivity to benefit low- to-moderate-income communities in Memphis and Millington, TN.

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