Community Development Block Grant Recovery (CDBG-R)


This one-time grant cycle is closed.

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 appropriated $1 billion to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to carry out the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 on an expedited basis. HUD distributed funds appropriated under the CDBG Entitlement program directly to large cities and metropolitan counties program using an allocation formula. HUD also made formula-derived awards to states under the CDBG Small Cities program for state allocation to smaller communities and rural counties. North Carolina received $11,476,584 for allocation as Community Development Block Grants - Recovery (CDBG-R).

The North Carolina Department of Commerce awarded these CDBG-R grants to local governments statewide following a competitive application and award process conducted in 2009. Grants were awarded in November 2009. Projects funded through these grants include water and sewer infrastructure, street improvements, housing rehabilitation, foreclosure prevention, and public facilities. All funds were to be obligated by June 30, 2010 and all funds were expended by March 30, 2012. 

CDBG-R project achievements and final outcomes are described in the August 2012 manual.  

The 26 North Carolina CDBG-R recipients are: Village of Alamance, Alexander County, Burke County, Cherokee County, City of Cherryville, Town of Clarkton, City of Fairmont, Town of Forest City, Town of Hobgood, Hyde County, Jones County, City of Kings Mountain, Madison County, Town of Maxton, Town of Mount Olive, City of Newton, Village of Pinehurst, Randolph County, Rockingham County, City of Rockingham, Rowan County, City of Sanford, Town of Saratoga, Town of Sawmills, Stanly County, and the Town of Yanceyville. 

Click here for a map of the North Carolina CDBG-R grantee communities.

The following table summarizes CDBG-R final progress report:

 CDBG-R Results  June 30, 2012
 Dollars Expended:  $11,476,584
 Total Hours Worked:  123,431.43
 Staff Visits:  135
 Infrastructure:  66,660  linear feet
 Neighborhood Facilities:  3 complete
 Housing Units:  240 units

CDBG-R In Your Community

To learn more about other Recovery Programs and Funding in North Carolina, visit here. Below are highlighted success stories.

City of Rockingham used a $942,483 CDBG-R grant to provide public sewer to a portion of East Rockingham that has been plagued with serious site wastewater systems sewer problems. These neighborhoods have some of the most problematic site wastewater systems due to the size of the lots (too small to allow for repairs to septic tanks), unsuitable soils, and low lying wet natural areas that stay wet during the rainy weather. Some vacant properties in the area have to remain vacant because failing septic systems, and Environmental Health cannot write repair permits to many of the homeowners due to poor soils and the repairs that have been made do not last long enough make them economically viable. The installation of this public sewer provided environmental protection as well as additional long term economic benefits for the area.

The City of Sanford, in partnership with Haven In Lee County, Inc. and Brick Capital Community Development Corporation, used a $699,036 CDBG-R grant to build a 29-unit facility to serve the needs of women and children who have experienced domestic violence and/or sexual assault in Lee County as a limited clientele activity. Additional funding was provided by the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta and the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency. Specific services offered in this facility are a 24-hour hotline with crisis counseling and hospital accompaniment, information and referral, emergency and temporary shelter, financial assistance, transportation assistance, support groups, rape prevention education, among others. The Haven Complex was designed, constructed and certified to Energy Star standards. The facility includes energy efficient construction and products.

The Town of Mount Olive used a $430,255 CDBG-R grant to restore its 1870s-vintage train depot. The building had fallen into disrepair and was unusable. Thanks to the CDBG-R program the depot is now a show place that the town is proud to display. The newly restored facility has been used as a regional water and waste water training facility, to host the regional airport operators meeting, and for other community gatherings and functions. Mount Olive College, Wayne Technical Community College and local social service organizations also plan to use the depot.

Quarterly Reports

1st Quarter 2012
4th Quarter 2011
3rd Quarter 2011
2nd Quarter 2011
1st Quarter 2011
4th Quarter 2010
3rd Quarter 2010
2nd Quarter 2010
1st Quarter 2010
4th Quarter 2009
3rd Quarter 2009

For financial management documents please go here.

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