CMAP Weekly Update, 3-19-21

Warmer weather brings snowmelt, rain — and flooding

As the weather begins to warm, melting snow and falling rain can lead to flooding all around northeastern Illinois. Flooded streets cause travel delays, safety issues, and costly repairs. In a new video from CMAP, learn how flooding impacts communities and steps our region can take to address it. Watch the video.

CMAP flood index can help region prepare for risks

To help northeastern Illinois better understand and prepare for flood risks, CMAP developed the regional flood susceptibility index. The comprehensive data resource helps communities identify areas that have experienced flood damage and may be at greater risk of flooding in the future. Communities then can target investments to mitigate the potential for flooding.  

CMAP uses the index to visualize flood risk regionally and integrate stormwater management strategies into local planning projects. Our flood susceptibility guide also describes the different ways communities can use the index for their own planning activities. 

Pace ADA Paratransit offering rides to COVID-19 testing sites

To ensure everyone has access to COVID-19 testing, the city of Chicago and Pace Bus have partnered to connect Pace Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Paratransit customers with community-based testing sites at four locations: Douglass Park, Prosser Career Academy, Gately Park, and Parking Lot B at Midway Airport. Visit the Pace website for more information on scheduling a ride.

Apply for Aging in a Changing Region assistance

The Metropolitan Mayors Caucus and Planning/Aging are proud to announce the Aging in a Changing Region Program. This program provides tailored workshops to support selected municipalities toward becoming an age-friendly community. Workshops will provide an overview of general age-friendly issues, challenges, and opportunities in the municipal context and assess local age-friendly conditions and needs.

 

Fill out the Aging in a Changing Region Workshop Application by Friday, March 26, to be considered for this free workshop-based assistance.

Grant opportunities

ComEd Green Region Grant program has March 26 deadline
The 2021 ComEd Green Region grant program awards grants to public agencies supporting efforts to plan for, protect, and improve open space in ComEd's service area in northern Illinois. The deadline to submit applications is Friday, March 26, at 5:00 p.m.

National Coastal Resilience Fund request for proposals
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is accepting proposals for the 2021 National Coastal Resilience Fund. NFWF will make investments in planning, design, and restoration of natural and nature-based solutions to help protect coastal communities from the impacts of storms, floods, and other natural hazards. These investments enable them to recover more quickly and enhance habitats for fish and wildlife. The deadline is Wednesday, April 7, by 11:59 p.m. EDT.

Coastal management program accepting pre-applications
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources Coastal Management Program is accepting pre-applications for federal pass-through grants of $1,000 to $150,000 to protect, preserve, and restore the natural and cultural resources along the Illinois Lake Michigan shoreline. The pre-application deadline is Wednesday, April 14. 

 

 

 

Apply for CMAP opportunities

CMAP is hiring for two program managers. Visit the agency's Careers page to learn more and apply. 

 

CMAP is also hiring summer interns in multiple departments. Internships applications are due Wednesday, March 31, at 5:00 p.m.

Events

Responding to Change: Innovations at Cook County Department of Transportation
March 18, 2021, from noon to 1:00 p.m.
Host: UIC Urban Transportation Center

Fertile Ground: Illinois infrastructure outlook and tax update
March 18, 2021, from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Host: Tri-Council Development Fund

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CMAP Weekly Update, 3-19-21

Warmer weather brings snowmelt, rain — and flooding

As the weather begins to warm, melting snow and falling rain can lead to flooding all around northeastern Illinois. Flooded streets cause travel delays, safety issues, and costly repairs. In a new video from CMAP, learn how flooding impacts communities and steps our region can take to address it. Watch the video.

CMAP flood index can help region prepare for risks

To help northeastern Illinois better understand and prepare for flood risks, CMAP developed the regional flood susceptibility index. The comprehensive data resource helps communities identify areas that have experienced flood damage and may be at greater risk of flooding in the future. Communities then can target investments to mitigate the potential for flooding.  

CMAP uses the index to visualize flood risk regionally and integrate stormwater management strategies into local planning projects. Our flood susceptibility guide also describes the different ways communities can use the index for their own planning activities. 

Pace ADA Paratransit offering rides to COVID-19 testing sites

To ensure everyone has access to COVID-19 testing, the city of Chicago and Pace Bus have partnered to connect Pace Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Paratransit customers with community-based testing sites at four locations: Douglass Park, Prosser Career Academy, Gately Park, and Parking Lot B at Midway Airport. Visit the Pace website for more information on scheduling a ride.

Apply for Aging in a Changing Region assistance

The Metropolitan Mayors Caucus and Planning/Aging are proud to announce the Aging in a Changing Region Program. This program provides tailored workshops to support selected municipalities toward becoming an age-friendly community. Workshops will provide an overview of general age-friendly issues, challenges, and opportunities in the municipal context and assess local age-friendly conditions and needs.

 

Fill out the Aging in a Changing Region Workshop Application by Friday, March 26, to be considered for this free workshop-based assistance.

Grant opportunities

ComEd Green Region Grant program has March 26 deadline
The 2021 ComEd Green Region grant program awards grants to public agencies supporting efforts to plan for, protect, and improve open space in ComEd's service area in northern Illinois. The deadline to submit applications is Friday, March 26, at 5:00 p.m.

National Coastal Resilience Fund request for proposals
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is accepting proposals for the 2021 National Coastal Resilience Fund. NFWF will make investments in planning, design, and restoration of natural and nature-based solutions to help protect coastal communities from the impacts of storms, floods, and other natural hazards. These investments enable them to recover more quickly and enhance habitats for fish and wildlife. The deadline is Wednesday, April 7, by 11:59 p.m. EDT.

Coastal management program accepting pre-applications
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources Coastal Management Program is accepting pre-applications for federal pass-through grants of $1,000 to $150,000 to protect, preserve, and restore the natural and cultural resources along the Illinois Lake Michigan shoreline. The pre-application deadline is Wednesday, April 14. 

 

 

 

Apply for CMAP opportunities

CMAP is hiring for two program managers. Visit the agency's Careers page to learn more and apply. 

 

CMAP is also hiring summer interns in multiple departments. Internships applications are due Wednesday, March 31, at 5:00 p.m.

Events

Responding to Change: Innovations at Cook County Department of Transportation
March 18, 2021, from noon to 1:00 p.m.
Host: UIC Urban Transportation Center

Fertile Ground: Illinois infrastructure outlook and tax update
March 18, 2021, from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Host: Tri-Council Development Fund

To Top