SGA is excited to be one of the seven finalists to be invited to pitch to the RISE Resilience Innovation Fund offering more than $1 million in funding established with federal CDBG-DR funds for Urban Retrofit Bio-Retention System. The RISE Resilience Challenge sought innovative solutions around major resilience issues that can be demonstrated in the Hampton Roads region of Southeastern Virginia, can be built into sustainable businesses, and are scalable to other communities. Challenge judges selected the seven finalists from a very competitive pool of 51 innovative solutions around five Challenge topics: water management, data analytics, buildings protection, critical systems functionality, and disconnected communities. RISE partnered with MIT Solve to attract submissions and judges from around the world.

The winners will be announced in early 2019.