CDBG COVID-19 Resources

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CDBG-CV Upcoming Webinars and Training Material Archive

Register for upcoming webinars and view material from past training.

Methodology for Allocations of CDBG-CV Funds

These documents describe the methodology for allocating the second and third round of CDBG-CV.

Date Published: September 11, 2020

CPD CARES Act Allocations

This page shows CARES Act supplemental funding for CPD funds.

Date Published: September 11, 2020

FR-6218-N-01: Notice of Program Rules, Waivers, and Alternative Requirements Under the CARES Act for CDBG-CV Grants, FY 2019 and 2020 CDBG Grants, and for Other Formula Programs

This notice describes the program rules, statutory and regulatory waivers, and alternative requirements applicable to supplemental CDBG funds made available to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus (CDBG-CV funds) and to annual formula CDBG grants awarded in fiscal years 2019 and 2020.

Date Published: August 10, 2020

Tools for Landlords with Tenants Impacted by COVID-19

This document helps landlords to engage with at-risk tenants while remaining in compliance with fair housing laws and understand the key elements of a repayment plan. The document provides links to sample rent repayment agreements.

Date Published: August 7, 2020

Tenant Guidance: Rent Repayment Plans

This document assists at-risk tenants in understanding and pursuing rent repayment agreements with their landlords. The document includes links to helpful resources and a sample script for requesting a repayment agreement from a landlord. Use of this guidance is optional and grantees and tenants are strongly cautioned to review their state and local laws as under some laws, a tenant notifying an owner of the inability to pay rent is sufficient for the owner to initiate eviction proceedings.

Date Published: August 7, 2020

CDBG-CV Duplication of Benefits Resources

These resources provide guidance and technical assistance to grantees in preventing Duplication of Benefits.

Date Published: November 25, 2020

CDBG-CV COVID-19 FAQs

These FAQs provide information to CDBG and CDBG-CV grantees on using grant funds and related flexibilities provided by the CARES Act as communities work to prevent and respond to the spread of COVID-19.

Date Published: July 10, 2020

CDBG CARES Act Eviction Moratorium Q&As

These Q&As provide guidance on Section 4024 of the CARES Act which imposes a temporary moratorium on evictions. The temporary eviction moratorium applies to certain dwelling units assisted by CDBG loans (including Section 108 guaranteed loans), NSP loans, and CDBG-DR loans.

Date Published: May 18, 2020

Availability of a Waiver and Alternate Requirement for the CAPER for CPD Grant Programs in Response to the Spread of Coronavirus

This memorandum authorizes and explains a waiver of the regulatory requirement at 24 CFR 91.520(a), that within 90-days of the end of a jurisdiction’s program year a grantee shall submit to HUD a performance report known as the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER).

Date Published: May 7, 2020

CARES Act Flexibilities for CDBG Funds Used to Support Coronavirus Response

This memorandum grants a waiver for plan amendments with instructions on how a grantee may submit an amendment for allocated CDBG-CV funds. The expedited process allows a grantee to incorporate CDBG-CV funds within the most recent annual action plan, including a 2019 annual action plan. The memorandum includes an attached guide which outlines the CARES Act flexibilities for CDBG grantees.

HUD urges States and localities not to wait to apply for their CDBG-CV allocations.

Date Published: April 9, 2020

CDBG Eligible Activities to Support Infectious Disease Response

This guide describes how grantees may use CDBG funds for a range of eligible activities that prevent and respond to the spread of infectious diseases such as COVID-19.

Date Published: April 6, 2020

National Briefing on CDBG Support for Infectious Disease Response Webinar

This webinar covers topics such as plan amendments, virtual hearings, timeliness considerations, and public service limitations.

Date Published: March 16, 2020

CDBG COVID-19 Q&A: Using CDBG Funds for Staff Costs and Unused and Partially Utilized Space

This Q&A describes the eligibility of the use of CDBG funds for costs associated with staff who are on leave due to the closure of the grantee or subrecipient’s office, and the costs of the grantee or subrecipient’s unused or partially utilized space in response to COVID-19.

Date Published: March 25, 2020

CDBG-DR

CDBG-DR COVID-19 Notice of Waivers, Alternative Requirements and Extensions for 2015-2019 Disasters

This notice governs Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds awarded under several appropriations. It provides additional flexibility to CDBG-DR grantees as they continue their disaster recovery efforts while also responding to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Date Published: August 17, 2020

CDBG-DR COVID-19 FAQs

These FAQs provide information to CDBG-DR, CDBG-NDR, and CDBG-MIT grantees on flexibilities HUD is granting on timelines, eligible activities, and citizen participation as communities work to prevent and respond to the spread of COVID-19.

Date Published: August 17, 2020

Section 108

Section 108 Q&A for Borrowers Seeking Relief as a Result of Coronavirus

This document provides questions and answers describing actions that can be taken by HUD and communities to assist borrowers experiencing economic distress as a result of coronavirus.

Date Published: April 13, 2020

Technical Assistance

Contact your local CPD field office director to request technical assistance from HUD staff or a technical assistance provider.

HUD has technical assistance providers that may be available to assist grantees in their implementation of CDBG funds for activities to prevent or respond to the spread of infectious disease.

Questions

Submit questions to your local CPD field office and copy CPDQuestionsAnswered@hud.gov.