SECTION 1: General Overview

This guidance is designed for recipients of Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds. Learn more about the requirements in the CDBG-DR Consolidated Notice and how to meet the requirements throughout each phase of the grant process—pre-award grantee submissions; grantee steps and timelines; and action plan development, submittal, and implementation.

CDBG-DR Overview

Congress may appropriate funding for CDBG-DR grants to address disaster recovery needs that are not met by other sources of Federal disaster assistance. When available, HUD provides CDBG-DR grants to states, local governments, or tribes, particularly for the benefit of low-and moderate-income (LMI) persons.

CDBG-DR appropriations generally make funds available for necessary expenses related to disaster relief, long-term recovery, restoration of infrastructure and housing, and economic revitalization, in the most impacted and distressed areas. Grantees in the portfolio are typically affected by tropical storms, hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, and floods but may also be recovering from other disasters like an earthquake or typhoon.

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                                                of the types of disasters that
                                                affect grantees in the portfolio
                                                such as winter storms,
                                                hurricanes, tornadoes,
                                                wildfires, floods, and

CDBG-DR appropriation acts make funds available for activities that are eligible under title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5301 et seq.) (HCDA). Generally, all CDBG-DR activities must:

  • Be CDBG-eligible (or eligible under a waiver or alternative requirement),

  • Meet a national objective, and

  • Meet an unmet recovery need that addresses a direct or indirect impact from an eligible disaster.

A Guide on How CDBG-DR Grantees Can Meet the Requirements of the Consolidated Notice