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HUD National Disaster Resilience Competition

Helping communities secure millions to build back stronger and smarter

  • $44M

    Awarded to Tennessee

  • $60M

    For Shelby County

  • $120M

    Awarded to Virginia

  • United States

    United States

Finding innovative ways to be more resilient while considering environmental, social, and economic influences

Disaster-struck communities are coming back stronger thanks to a grant offered through the National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDRC).

This two-phase competition, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), awarded eligible communities nearly $1 billion in HUD disaster recovery funds. Applicants participated in “Resilience Academies” (workshops) to find innovative ways to be more resilient while considering environmental, social, and economic influences.

We helped eight communities in the NDRC identify solutions to natural hazards including hurricanes, tornadoes, mud slides, and flooding. We also supported seven of the academies as subject-matter experts and facilitators. Our local and national experts offered visioning, education, planning, benefit-cost analysis, and resiliency consultation services to Shelby County, Tennessee; the State of Kansas; the Commonwealth of Kentucky; the State of Tennessee; the State of West Virginia; Tuscaloosa, Alabama; the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Of this group, three secured over $225,496,537 to help make their communities stronger, more resilient, and better prepared for the future.

Meet Our Team

John Malueg, Vice President

We know disasters will happen—helping communities absorb and then rebound quickly is challenging yet imperative to advancing resilience.

Susan Marlow, Director, Client Services

I enjoy seeing digital transformative results in the communities we serve by connecting our engineers and scientists to solve client problems.

Chuck Lounsberry, Principal

Through design visualization, we’re helping people tell stories of their project from their perspective to their community.

John Malueg

Vice President

Susan Marlow

Director, Client Services

Chuck Lounsberry


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