Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Program
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (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.
Hurricane Matthew hit North Carolina on October 8-9, 2016, causing an estimated $4.8 billion in damage across half of North Carolina's 100 counties. The storm brought up to 18 inches of rain in a three-day period; setting rainfall records in 17 counties. Matthew followed Tropical Storms Julia and Hermine, which had saturated the grounds in many counties. Following Matthew, the Tar, Cape Fear, Cashie, Lumber and Neuse Rivers flooded and remained at flood stage for two weeks. As a result, an estimated 98,700 homes were damaged with many in low-moderate income neighborhoods, more than 660 roads closed, 20 dams breached, nearly 20,000 business effected, 21 counties issued water advisories and over 2,000 people rescued from floodwaters by swift water teams.
To learn more of Hurricane Matthew's impact and recovery efforts, click here.
HUD appropriated $236,529,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds to the state of North Carolina for recovery from Hurricane Matthew. The funds were provided in two separate appropriations:
Action Plan & Amendments
Federal Registers & CDBG-DR Quarterly Reports
76 FR 71060 - Nov. 16, 2011: Clarification of Duplication of Benefits under the Stafford Act for CDBG-DR.
- 78 FR 14330 - Mar. 5, 2013: Relocation and buyouts.
- 80 FR 42272 - July 16, 2015: Affirmatively furthering fair housing.
- 80 FR 72102 - Nov. 18, 2015: Provides clarification on the buyout and expands eligibility requirements for buyout to include Disaster Risk Reduction areas, as defined by the grantee.
- 81 FR 83254 - Nov. 21, 2016: Prior notice describes the allocation, waivers and alternatives for Hurricane Matthew.
- 81 FR 90632 - Dec. 14, 2016: Housing counseling: New Certification Requirements.
- 82 FR 5591 - Jan. 18, 2017: North Carolina initial CDBG-DR allocation.
- 82 FR 36812 - Aug. 7, 2017: North Carolina second CDBG-DR allocation.
CDBG-DR Quarterly Reports
- Homeowner Recovery Program
- Small Rental Repair Program
- Multi-Family Rental Housing
- Public Housing Restoration Fund
- Supportive Housing and Services Grant
- Small Business Recovery Assistance
- Community Recovery Program
To learn more about recovery programs, please read the Final Action plan (above) or click here.
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