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HUD Awards $1.5 Billion to Support Seven States in Their Recovery From 2018 Disasters

May 21, 2019 Print ShareThis

Disaster recovery funds to repair damaged housing, businesses and infrastructure

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded nearly $1.5 billion to support seven states in their recovery from major disasters that occurred last year, including Hurricane Michael, Hurricane Florence and devastating wildfires in California.

These funds are provided through HUD’s Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program and will address seriously damaged housing, businesses and infrastructure in hard-hit areas of these states. The CDBG-DR Program requires grantees to develop thoughtful recovery plans informed by local residents. Learn more about CDBG-DR and the State’s role in long-term disaster recovery (en español).

“Last year’s disasters left damaged homes, businesses and infrastructure in their wake,” said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. “These recovery dollars will help the hardest-hit communities in these states and allow for residents to put their lives back together again.”

State Eligible Disaster(s) CDBG-DR Allocation
California Wildfires and High Winds 4407 & 4382 $491,816,000
Florida Hurricane Michael 4399 $448,023,000
Georgia Hurricane Michael 4400 $34,884,000
Hawaii Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides and Mudslides 4365 & Kilauea Volcanic Eruption & Earthquakes 4366 $66,890,000
North Carolina Hurricane Florence 4393 $336,521,000
South Carolina Hurricane Florence 4394 $47,775,000
Texas Severe Storms and Flooding 4377 $46,400,000
  Total $1,472,309,000

On October 5, 2018, President Trump signed Public Law 115-254, which provides $1.68 billion in CDBG-DR funding for “disaster relief, long-term recovery, restoration of infrastructure and housing, and economic revitalization in the most impacted and distressed areas resulting from a major disaster declared in 2018.” In addition to the funds being allocated today, HUD will allocate an additional $205 million later in the year following a comprehensive analysis of the recovery needs in American Samoa and the Northern Marianas.

View the Press Release.

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