Description: HUD provides flexible grants to help cities, counties, and States recover from Presidentially declared disasters, especially in low-income areas, subject to availability of supplemental appropriations.
In response to presidentially declared disasters, Congress may appropriate additional funding for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program as Disaster Recovery grants to rebuild the affected areas and provide crucial seed money to start the recovery process. Since CDBG Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) assistance may fund a broad range of recovery activities, HUD can help communities and neighborhoods that otherwise might not recover due to limited resources. Disaster Recovery grants often supplement disaster programs of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Small Business Administration, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In addition, HOME Disaster Recovery grants can provide an important resource for providing affordable housing to disaster victims.
Funding Title: Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Program
Agency Name: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Express Language for Legal Aid: No
Target Population: Low- and moderate-income residents in and around communities that have experienced a natural disaster
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No
How to Apply: HUD does not provide CDBG assistance directly to individuals, businesses, nonprofit or organizations or other non-governmental entities. If you are interested in participating in this program, you need to contact your local municipal or county officials to find out how the program operates in your area. Participation requirements may differ from one grantee to another.
Eligible Applicants: CDBG-DR funds are made available to states, units of general local governments, Indian tribes, and insular areas designated by the President of the United States as disaster areas. These communities must have significant unmet recovery needs and the capacity to carry out a disaster recovery program (usually these are governments that already receive HOME or CDBG allocations). At times, supplemental appropriations restrict funding solely to states rather than the local cities and/or counties.
Policy and Regulations on Use of Funds: See https://www.onecpd.info/cdbg-dr/cdbg-dr-laws-regulations-and-federal-register-notices/
Link to Full Announcement: https://www.onecpd.info/cdbg-dr/
Categories: Consumer, Disaster Victims, Employment, Government Organizations, Housing, Housing and Urban Development, Native American Tribes or Tribal Organizations, Pass-Through Funds/ Block Grants, Subgrant Possibilities