Available on the HUD Exchange are guides to national objectives for CDBG State and Entitlement grantees. These resources can be used to assist CDBG-DR grantees in understanding how to meet a national objective for disaster recovery activities. These resources are available at
For local governments: https://www.hudexchange.info/resource/89/community-development-block-grant-program-cdbg-guide-to-national-objectives-and-eligible-activities-for-entitlement-communities/ for local governments.
The State CDBG Program has a guide for categories of eligible activities that describes each category of basic eligibility in Section 105(a) of the HCDA and can be used by CDBG-DR grantees. The guide is available on the HUD Exchange at https://www.hudexchange.info/sites/onecpd/assets/File/CDBG-State-National-Objectives-Eligible-Activities-Chapter-2.pdf.
The Department compares CDBG and CDBG-DR on the HUD Exchange at https://files.hudexchange.info/resources/documents/CDBG-and-CDBG-DR-Comparison.pdf.
HUD hosted a series of webinars and tutorials on housing activities, including single family rehabilitation programs and buyouts. These resources are available on the HUD Exchange and listed below.
How to Use CDBG for Housing Activities: https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/cdbg/housing-activities/
Buyout Program Guidance and Best Practices (11/7/2019): https://www.hudexchange.info/trainings/courses/cdbg-mit-webinar-series-buyout-program-guidance-and-best-practices/3112/
Single Family Rehabilitation Programs (8/20/2020): https://www.hudexchange.info/trainings/courses/single-family-rehabilitation-programs/3670/
Effective Affordable Rental Housing Programs, Including LIHTCs (8/27/2020): https://www.hudexchange.info/trainings/courses/effective-affordable-rental-housing-programs-including-combining-cdbg-dr-cdbg-mit-with-lihtcs/3675/
HUD hosted a series of webinars and tutorials on infrastructure and public facilities activities. These resources are available on the HUD Exchange and listed below.
How to Use CDBG for Public Facilities and Improvements: https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/cdbg/public-facilities-and-improvements/
Developing Your Infrastructure Projects – From Procurement to Closeout (9/17/2020): https://www.hudexchange.info/trainings/courses/developing-your-infrastructure-projects-from-procurement-to-closeout/3677/
Green Infrastructure and the Sustainable Communities Initiative: https://www.hud.gov/sites/documents/GREENINFRASTRUCTSCI.PDF
The CDBG program has created an economic development toolkit to discuss the basics of financial underwriting and various financing methods to promote economic revitalization. This toolkit may be useful for CDBG-DR grantees pursuing economic revitalization to recover from the applicable disaster. The toolkit is available on the HUD Exchange at https://www.hudexchange.info/resource/2376/cdbg-economic-development-toolkit/.
URA the HUD Way: https://www.hudexchange.info/trainings/ura-the-hud-way/
URA and 104(d) Laws and Regulations: https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/relocation/laws/
URA and 104(d) Policy and Guidance: https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/relocation/guidance/#handbooks
HUD Relocation and Real Estate Division (RRED) Contacts: https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/relocation/contacts/
HUD and 104(d) Relocation Acquisition Policies (RAP) Newsletters: https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/relocation/hudrap/
HUD Relocation Brochures: https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/relocation/publications/
CDBG Disaster Recovery: Working with URA, Section 104(d), & Related CDBG Program Requirements Video:
The CPD notice on the New Rule requirements was published on August 24, 2021 and can be found here: https://www.hud.gov/sites/dfiles/OCHCO/documents/2021-09cpdn.pdf.
Guidance for grantees can be found here: https://www.hudexchange.info/trainings/courses/section-3-new-rule-guidance-for-cdbg-dr-and-cdbg-mit-grantees/.
Section 3 New Rule September 29, 2020 Federal Register notice: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-09-29/pdf/2020-19185.pdf.
The Benchmark notice was published on September 29, 2020 and can be found here: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-09-29/pdf/2020-19183.pdf.
FEMA Hazard Mitigation Plan Resources: https://www.fema.gov/hazard-mitigation-planning-resources
FEMA State Mitigation Planning Resources: https://www.fema.gov/state-mitigation-planning-resources
FEMA State Mitigation Planning Key Topics Bulletin: https://www.fema.gov/sites/default/files/2020-06/fema-state-mitigation-strategy-planning-bulletin_10-26-2016_0.pdf
FEMA Local Mitigation Planning Resources: https://www.fema.gov/local-mitigation-planning-resources
FEMA National Response Framework: https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/117791
FEMA P-804 Wind Retrofit: https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/21082
FEMA P-320 Individual Safe Rooms: https://www.fema.gov/fema-p-320-taking-shelter-storm-building-safe-room-your-home-or-small-business
P-361: Community Safe Rooms: https://www.fema.gov/sites/default/files/documents/fema_safe-rooms-for-tornadoes-and-hurricanes_p-361.pdf
FEMA Wildfire Prevention: https://www.usfa.fema.gov/downloads/pdf/publications/creating_a_cwpp.pdf
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit: https://toolkit.climate.gov/
HUD’s Community Resilience: https://files.hudexchange.info/resources/documents/HUD-Community-Resilient-Toolkit.pdf
Governors’ Climate Resilience Playbook – U.S. Climate Alliance 2021 https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a4cfbfe18b27d4da21c9361/t/6186adf2875b2e694bdd0434/1636216308401/USCA+2021+Governors%27+Climate+Resilience+Playbook.pdf
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released the Sea Level Rise Technical Report This report provides the most up-to-date sea level rise projections available for all U.S. states and territories and can be used by decision-makers to prepare for coastal vulnerability.