Recently in the Federal Register, HUD’s Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) published a notice on the allocations, common application, waivers, and alternative requirements for 2017 Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) grantees. Specifically, the notice allocates $7.39 billion in CDBG-DR funds and covers the following:
- Use of funds
- Management and oversight of funds
- Authority to grant waivers
- Overview of the grant process
- Applicable rules, statutes, waivers, and alternative requirements
- Grant administration
- Housing and related flood plain issues
- Economic revitalization
- Certifications and collection of information
- Duration of funding
- Catalog of federal domestic assistance
- Finding of “no significant impact”
The notice also contains an appendix on the allocation of CDBG-DR funds to the most impacted and distressed areas due to 2017 federally declared disasters. Further details can be found in the notice.
Through CDBG disaster recovery (CDBG-DR) assistance, HUD helps communities and neighborhoods that otherwise might not recover due to limited resources. Nan McKay & Associates can help you prepare for disasters through our more than 35 years of experience assisting agencies, cities, and communities. From land use planning to housing rehabilitation, click here to find out how NMA can help.