The Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency (ORR), in partnership with NYCEDC, is working with local stakeholders to advance resiliency in Red Hook by reducing flood risk due to coastal storms and sea level rise. The Integrated Flood Protection System (IFPS) Project is being funded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program-Advanced Assistance (HMGP-AA) program.
The first phase of the Red Hook IFPS Project will consist of a comprehensive study, for which TCT is providing cost estimating services, to determine the feasibility of a variety of options for an IFPS in Red Hook. The study will consider varying levels of flood protection, alignments, interventions, and cost when exploring options. Through a process of community and stakeholder engagement, the City will select IFPS option to advance into subsequent project phases including design and construction. $100 million has been committed by the City and State for these phases. For subsequent project phases, the City and the State have committed $50 million in Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds and $50 million in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funds for a total of $100 million in funding to be used for environmental review, permitting, design, engineering and construction.
The Red Hook IFPS Project is an important part of a multilayered $20 billion resiliency plan that the City is implementing around the five boroughs. The plan takes a comprehensive approach to resiliency with the vision that its neighborhoods, economy, and public services will be ready to withstand and emerge stronger from the impacts of climate change and other 21st century threats.