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TBRPC launching new initiative, ‘Resilient Ready: Tampa Bay’

In 2022, the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council (TBRPC) will pioneer a new initiative called Resilient Ready: Tampa Bay. The project is led by the TBRPC and made possible by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection's (FDEP) Resilient Florida Program. The City of Tampa is the FDEP Grant Coordinator on behalf of the TBRPC.

Two local governments in the Tampa Bay region, in addition to the City of Tampa, will be selected to participate in the project and receive technical engineering analysis/design services at no cost. Through an interactive design charrette, local government staff and the Resilient Ready Team will develop flood mitigation designs (see examples) and cost-benefit information that can be used by local governments to apply for State and Federal grants. The project will take place from January through June 2022.

The Study Area Selection Application (download) is now available for local governments to apply with a specific flood area.

The application is due Friday, January 21, 2022, by 4:00 PM.

A Question-and-Answer Session will be held over Zoom on January 7th from 1-2 PM for interested applicants. This session will be recorded and made publicly available. Register here for the Q/A session.

Contact Sarah Vitale, AICP ( for more information.

Join the Resiliency Ready: Tampa Bay email list for project updates.