HUD Allocates $28 Billion for Disaster Recovery

HUD awarded $28 billion in Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds to support long-term disaster recovery—the second and last allocation of what Congress appropriated in the FY18 disaster supplemental appropriations. While Congress provided up to $16 billion to address unmet needs, HUD allocated only $12 billion for this purpose. The remaining $4 billion was allocated to address future disaster mitigation, bringing all mitigation dollars to $16 billion. At this time, it is unclear whether the $12 billion allocation provides sufficient resources to address the unmet needs in disaster-impacted areas.

Of the $12 billion allocated for unmet needs, HUD provided $124 million for California, $157.7 million for Florida, $37.9 million for Georgia, $58.5 million for Missouri, $10.15 billion for Puerto Rico, $652 million for Texas, and $846.8 million for the U.S. Virgin Islands.  

The awards for unmet needs and mitigation can be found at: