Community Development Block Grant Mitigation Program
The Community Development Block Grant Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) Program is a unique and significant opportunity for eligible grantees to use this assistance in areas impacted by recent disasters to carry out strategic and high-impact activities to mitigate disaster risks and reduce future losses. Congress appropriated $12 billion in CDBG funds in February 2018 specifically for mitigation activities for qualifying disasters in 2015, 2016, and 2017, and HUD was able to allocate an additional $3.9 billion, bringing the amount available for mitigation to nearly $16 billion.
The program defines mitigation as activities that:
- Increase resilience to disasters and reduce or eliminate the long-term risk of loss of life, injury, damage to and loss of property, and suffering and hardship by lessening the impact of future disasters.
Grantees must submit a CDBG-MIT Action Plan prior to expending CDBG-MIT funds.
CDBG-MIT News & Announcements
Materials Posted: CDBG-DR and CDBG-MIT Grantee-Led Sessions
Date Posted: May 11, 2021
Davis Bacon and Related Acts for 2015-2019 CDBG-DR Grants and CDBG-MIT Grants Video Available
Date Posted: May 04, 2021
Read Volume 2 of the DRSI Digest
Date Posted: April 28, 2021
Resource Available: HUD Community Resilience Toolkit
Date Posted: April 02, 2021
Materials Posted: CDBG-DR and CDBG-MIT Webinar Series
Date Posted: November 19, 2020
New Implementation Guidance for Use of CDBG-DR Funds as Non-Federal Cost Share for FEMA's Public Assistance Program
Date Posted: October 14, 2020