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The completion of a NY Rising Community Reconstruction Plan is an important step toward rebuilding a more resilient community. Designed and driven by local communities, the plans account for specific needs, opportunities and strategies of cities, towns and villages throughout the State. Each locality is eligible for between $3 million and $25 million of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding, as it implements new and innovative strategies that aim to establish a stronger and better future. NOTE: The NY Rising Community Reconstruction plans referenced on these pages are comprehensive planning documents created by and for the affected communities. For this reason, the documents describe projects that were discussed; however, not all of these were selected by the community as priorities to be funded.

Committee Members

  • Canarsie Planning Committee Members

    Lucina Clarke - My Time Inc. & Canarsie Disaster Recovery Coalition
    Emily James Canarsie Merchant Association
    Debbie Tiamfook - Foresee Community Outreach Network Inc & CANARSIE COMMUNITY Resilience Roundtable
    Harold Jones - Flatlands 108th Block Association
    Maria Garrett - Fresh Creek concerned citizen/wetland restoration
    Rabbi Avrohom Hecht - Jewish Community Council of Canarsie
    Rabbi Yosef 'Yossi' Serebryanski - Community Leader
    Melba Brown - Canarsie Lions Club, District Leader
    Merlyn 'Molly' Griffith - Nurse's Aide