HUD released on May 14 allocations of Community Development Block Grant–Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funding for areas impacted by the 2018 disasters. These awards come from money Congress appropriated in early October 2018, shortly after Hurricane Florence and just before Hurricane Michael.
HUD will still need to publish guidelines in the Federal Register before states can write their action plans and access funding. These states—as well as those where disasters have occurred in 2019—will receive additional CDBG-DR funding through the disaster aid package Congress is currently working to finalize.
CDBG-DR is an important long-term recovery resource for low-income communities in disaster-impacted communities. Unless otherwise dictated by HUD, grantees must use 70% of the funds to benefit low- and moderate-income communities.
Below are the allocation amounts for each state:
Hurricane Michael 4399
Hurricane Michael 4400
Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides and Mudslides 4365
Kilauea Volcanic Eruption & Earthquakes 4366
Hurricane Florence 4393
Hurricane Florence 4394
Severe Storms and Flooding 4377
Read HUD’s press release on the allocations at: https://bit.ly/2HuMlwN
Learn more about the CDBG-DR process in NLIHC’s Advocates Guide: https://bit.ly/2Hr58dH