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DCRF Webinar 1: Program Overview - Shared screen with speaker view
Curt Johnson
51:12
Thanks Matt - We all must support additional planning funds! All of our voices together!
Curt Johnson
59:17
And a big shout out to New Britain who passed the state's second stormwater authority just last week. This fund is available for stormwater authority planning!
Laura Tessier
01:00:33
Will EJ communities be defined by the State Distressed Communities List or other (CDC SVI, CEQ Beta Tool)?
Diana McCarthy-Bercury
01:01:09
Will these slides be available?
Christine O'Neill
01:01:11
Page 7 of this document goes into detail about what is considered a "Vulnerable Community" - https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/ConnecticutClimateAction/DCRF/Docs/Sept2022_DCRF-program-description.pdf
David Dickson
01:01:15
This is a great new opportunity for Ct Communities. Thanks to all involved. Curt mentioned using these funds to fund planning for a Stormwater Authority. What track would that fall under? I assume Track 1, but like Track 2, it requires identifying “federal resilience grant competitions targeted for funding future implementation steps?” Not sure that would apply to a Stormwater Authority plan. So would that work NOT be eligible/competitive for these funds?
REBECCA MINAS
01:01:40
Is 40% EJ required for each application? or will 40% of submitted applications be EJ communities?
Rebecca French, CT DEEP
01:02:38
Website for the DEEP Climate Resilience Fund: https://portal.ct.gov/ConnecticutClimateAction/Executive-Order/DEEP-Climate-Resilience-Fund
Christine O'Neill (NVCOG)
01:03:31
Hi Dave - my understanding was that Track 1 doesn't actually need to be linked to a federal grant? From the NOFO: "Track 1 climate resilience planning activities do not need to align with a specific federal grant opportunity, unlike Track 2. For example, if a community wanted to assess its grid resilience, thatactivity is eligible under planning, even if the resilience project solution is not something thecommunity would design and build with federal funding."
Rebecca French, CT DEEP
01:04:11
next webinar on September 30 will focus on Track 2 - Project Development: https://ctdeep.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEtd-upqDMqEtDGt3R4RmTvhrJwTR2cheI8
David Dickson
01:07:28
Ok, thanks Christine. That was my understanding too, which is why the review criteria I quoted in the RFP/NOFO for track 1 was confusing me. Thanks.
Corrie Folsom-OKeefe
01:08:11
Will the future webinars be recorded?
robin kipnis
01:08:50
Will the slides be made available?
Rebecca French, CT DEEP
01:08:52
we have received specific questions about stormwater authorities and we will put a detailed written response in the FAQ
Rebecca French, CT DEEP
01:09:04
all slides will be available and all webinars will be recorded
Rebecca French, CT DEEP
01:09:42
all materials will be posted on the fund's website, shared directly with registrants and in our Climate Solutions newsletter
David Dickson
01:09:49
Thanks Rebecca! Its great news that they are eligible.
Kristin Foster
01:10:20
When would grant awards be announced?
Josh Garskof, Save the Sound
01:10:22
For the rolling deadline for project development, will early applications have an advantage--or all on equal footing no matter submission date?
Kristin Foster
01:10:35
For track 2?
Scott Bighinatti
01:10:42
Thank you for this amazing opportunity to help our communities bridge the funding gap between project conceptualization and federal funding!
Curt Johnson
01:11:39
How do we identify the boundaries of vulnerable populations?
Greg Reilly
01:12:14
Community Engagement / Public Meetings ... Are they to be conducted before application submission, or during the period of performance of the grant?
REBECCA MINAS
01:12:23
that answers it. thanks!
Bryan Avery (he/him)
01:12:37
I second Robin Kipnis: Can this presentation, especially Sarah's part, be available for us to share with other members of our organizations?
Maisa Tisdale
01:12:56
If a community identifies needs, but doesn't have the capacity to identify federal programs, is help available to assist.
Alanis Allen, DEEP Office of Climate Planning
01:13:48
A recording of this presentation and will be made available
Alanis Allen, DEEP Office of Climate Planning
01:13:59
*and slides
Aleksandra Moch
01:14:11
Would coastal dredging qualify if it is needed to support a large area of a tidal marsh and prevent property flooding?
Mary Mushinsky
01:15:54
is land acquisition for flood avoidance /coastal protection eligible?
Mary Mushinsky
01:17:56
is planning for/design of stream buffers eligible?
Greg Reilly
01:17:59
thank you
Chris Sullivan - SWCD
01:18:27
would the property for planning need to be publicly owned or could privately owned property be eligible for plan development?
Aleksandra Moch
01:18:52
How about creation of pollinator friendly habitats along the flood prone areas to stabilize the soil and prevent erosion?
Amy Blaymore Paterson
01:18:55
Also, please address Rep Mushinsky's question regarding land acquisition.
Allen Kratz, Resilience Works, LLC
01:19:48
Thanks, DEEP, for a very helpful program and informative webinar.
David Dickson
01:20:56
Thanks all!
Brenda Bergeron
01:21:10
Thanks to Sarah and Rebecca for this informative webinar, i have to drop off now for another meeting.
Melissa Kaplan
01:21:15
Could it be used to establish a sustainability task force in town?
Todd Berman
01:22:18
Exciting jump start - I need to drop off Well Done !
Amy Blaymore Paterson
01:22:36
Thank you!
Chris Sullivan - SWCD
01:22:40
thank you for this meeting and for this valuable program and opportunity!
Gene DeJoannis
01:22:42
Would track 2 include preparation of construction docutments?
Kelly Hammill
01:22:46
Thank you!
Sarah Watson, DEEP Office of Climate Planning (she/her)
01:23:04
DEEP.climateresilience@ct.gov
Derek Albertson
01:23:08
Super helpful. Thanks to all presenters.
Sarah Watson, DEEP Office of Climate Planning (she/her)
01:23:09
or sarah.watson@ct.gov
Mary Graham
01:23:09
Thanks for all the information! Very useful.
Damian Shapes Padilla (GCC)
01:23:09
Thank you!
Maisa Tisdale
01:23:14
Great job! Great program!
Laura Tessier
01:23:19
Thank you!
Joanna Wozniak-Brown
01:23:25
Congrats on the launch!
Nasser Brahim, Woods Hole Group
01:23:27
Thanks! Exciting program
Sarah Watson, DEEP Office of Climate Planning (she/her)
01:23:31
https://portal.ct.gov/connecticutclimateaction/executive-order/deep-climate-resilience-fund
Melissa Kaplan
01:23:31
thank you!
Nicole Govert
01:23:34
Thank you
Sylvia Reeves
01:23:36
Congratulations
Timothy Hunter
01:23:39
Thanks!
Bryan Avery (he/him)
01:23:40
Thanks for a well thought through program!