Does a community need to meet all three criteria (distressed, disaster, and population size) to be considered for Distressed Cities Technical Assistance (DCTA) Program?

Date Published: September 2019

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The purpose of the DCTA Program is to provide assistance to communities that are distressed (as measured by unemployment, poverty rate, and/or population decline), have recently been impacted by natural disaster(s), and have a population with fewer than 40,000 people.

Local and tribal governments that are interested in this technical assistance and meet the distressed criteria but do not meet the other criteria (disaster and/or population size) may still request technical assistance by sending an email to distressedcities@hud.gov. These requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Priority will be given to communities that meet all three selection criteria (distressed, disaster, and population size).

Visit the Distressed Cities Technical Assistance page on the HUD Exchange for more specific eligibility and selection information.

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