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“Safe, Smart Growth” (SSG) is a set of development strategies that aim to ensure the growth of communities and infrastructure that are resilient to natural disasters with thriving economies and healthy environments. OPD is working with the Planning and Development Advisory Council to integrate these principles into comprehensive sustainable development planning.

You can read SSG Guidance HERE

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You can take the OPD Resiliency Assessment here.

OPD worked with the Department of Commerce and appointed commissioners to update the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) to highlight priority recovery needs after Super Typhoon Yutu.


OPD Supporting Priority CEDS Recovery Projects through EDA

June 23, 2020

OPD and interagency partners at DCCA, Finance, and the Garapan Revitalization Taskforce are working to procure funding through the Economic Development Administration to support priority recovery projects for the CNMI. These projects were identified as funding priorities through the periodically updated Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). Proposed projects include: A New Department of Finance building...

NMHC Requests Public Comments on the Disaster Action Plan

June 19, 2020

The Northern Marianas Housing Corporation (NMHC) is...

The Northern Marianas Housing Corporation (NMHC) is requesting comments on the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Action Plan (Disaster Action Plan). You can learn more about this public comment opportunity in the public notice posted below. The draft plan can be viewed here. Written comments may be faxed to (670)234-9021, mailed to P.O....

Public Comments Requested on Final Draft Resources Report by July 8, 2020

June 8, 2020

Over the past year, OPD has been...

Over the past year, OPD has been collecting and analyzing data to address the current state of the resources of the CNMI in order to identify needs, gaps, and recommended next steps. These resource categories have been broadly categorized into three categories which correspond with “Taskforce” groups comprised of PDAC representatives and other agency and...

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CNMI Comprehensive Strategic Development Planning Process

The Office of Planning and Development is working to support an inclusive planning dialog at the island and village level throughout the CNMI. Learn more about the planning process

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