2020 and 2021 CDBG-DR Notice Published
Today, HUD published the Allocations for Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) and Implementation of the CDBG-DR Consolidated Waivers and Alternative Requirements Notice.
In October 2021, HUD allocated $2 billion in CDBG-DR funds appropriated by the Disaster Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2022 to assist in long-term recovery from disasters occurring in 2020. In March 2022, HUD allocated an additional $722,688,000 in CDBG-DR funds from the Act for disasters occurring in 2020 and $2,213,595,000 in CDBG-DR funds from the Act for disasters occurring in 2021.
This Allocation Announcement Notice applies the requirements of HUD’s CDBG-DR Consolidated Notice (“Consolidated Notice”) (Appendix B) and any amendments to the Consolidated Notice to CDBG-DR grants for disasters occurring in 2020 and 2021, as identified in the Notice. The Consolidated Notice, as amended, includes:
- Waivers and alternative requirements
- Relevant regulatory requirements
- Criteria for action plan approval
- Eligible disaster recovery activities
Through this Notice, HUD seeks to:
- Advance equitable distribution of assistance, including planning for targeted assistance to residents of underserved communities, members of protected classes under fair housing and civil rights laws, and vulnerable populations who have been historically marginalized and can be adversely affected by disasters that often exacerbate existing inequities
- Improve long-term community resilience by:
- Fully integrating resilience planning and hazard mitigation activities into disaster recovery to reduce the impacts of climate change and future disasters
- Encourage green recovery efforts (focusing on healthier water and air, and effective debris and waste management)
- Address environmental justice concerns associated with disaster recovery efforts
- Address recovery needs for accessible, resilient, and affordable housing for low- and moderate-income persons