Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Program

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.

Statewide Progress

State of North Carolina CDBG-DR Action Plan

The State of North Carolina Department of Commerce is seeking public comment on the draft "State of North Carolina Substantial Amendment to the CDBG-DR Action Plan". The 14-day comment period begins on October 19, 2017 and will conclude on November 2, 2017.  Comments can be sent to ipayne@nccommerce.com.

NC DR Amendment_Draft_English_10_19_17.pdf

NC DR Amendment_Draft_Spanish_10_19_17.pdf

Small Business Recovery Program

The North Carolina Department of Commerce (Commerce) is pleased to announce the availability of approximately $10,000,000.00 in federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Disaster Recovery funds for small businesses located in areas impacted by Hurricane Matthew, especially the four most impacted counties: Robeson, Cumberland, Edgecombe, and Wayne. The funding has been allocated to the State of North Carolina (State) by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) pursuant to the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) appropriated $198,553,000 in Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funding to the State of North Carolina, using the best available data to identify and calculate unmet needs for disaster relief, long-term recovery, restoration of infrastructure, and housing and economic revitalization. In addition, 80% of the total funds, or $158,842,400, will go to the most impacted areas.

Links and Resources


NC Department of Commerce CDBG


Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds are available to local municipal or county governments for projects to enhance the vitality of communities by providing decent housing and suitable living environments and expanding economic opportunities.


HUD Program Information

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.



Federal Register Notice: 82 FR 5591


This notice allocates Community Development Block Grant disaster recovery (CDBG–DR) funds appropriated by the Further Continuing and Security Assistance Appropriations Act, 2017 for the purpose of assisting long-term recovery across multiple states.

Publication Date: January 18, 2017


Public Law: H.R.2028 - Further Continuing and Security Assistance Appropriations Act, 2017

Public Law 114-254 (Sec. 192)

Date Enacted: December 10, 2016

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