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    These resources are provided to help organizations who submit information to the City to facilitate compliance with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD's) Environmental Review regulations and requirements.

    Section 106 (Historic Preservation)

    Housing and Community Development Programmatic Agreement (PDF)
    Lead Hazard Reduction Programmatic Agreement (PDF)
    Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) requires federal agencies to take into consideration the effects of their undertakings on historic properties.  HUD has delegated responsibility to local agencies and non-profits organizations to act on their behalf as the responsible entity for the Section 106 process.  The NHPA allows for the execution of programmatic agreements that establish the means by which federally-funded programs will comply with Section 106 requirements via an alternate process.  The City of Grand Rapids has entered into two such programmatic agreements with the Michigan State Historic Preservation Officer.  

    Structure and Site Inventory Card (PDF)
    The Structure and Site Inventory Card is used to facilitate the local Preservation Specialist's determination as to whether a specific resource appears to meet the criteria for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

    Review of Work Form (PDF)
    The Review of Work Form is used to request the Preservation Specialist's review of work to be conducted at sites determined to meet the criteria for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.


    The Noise Guidebook (HUD-953-CPD) (link to HUD website)
    The Noise Guidebook is a reference document for implementing HUD's Noise Policy.

    Floodplain Management

    FIRMette Tutorial (link to FEMA website)
    A FIRMette is a full-scale section of a FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) that you create yourself online by selecting the desired area from an image of a Flood Insurance Rate Map.  The tutorial includes how to 1) find your flood map, and 2) make the FIRMette.