The Distressed Cities Technical Assistance (DCTA) Program is designed to build the administrative capacity of smaller distressed communities recently impacted by a natural disaster. The focus of this TA includes financial management, economic development, and disaster recovery planning.
This program has three main goals:
This program allows HUD to develop a set of best practices and recommendations to share with other communities facing similar challenges.
Meets at least one of these criteria:
Impacted by Natural Disaster
Community is in a county that experienced a presidentially declared disaster from 2015 onward.
Visit www.fema.gov/disasters to see if your community meets this eligibility criteria. You will need the four-digit Disaster Declaration Number (DR number) for the most recent disaster in your county to request Distressed Cities TA.
Community's population is less than 40,000 people, according to the most recent ACS 5-Year Estimates.
Please note, communities with populations between 8,000 and 40,000 will be prioritized for TA under this program. The DCTA Team is working on alternative resources to assist communities with populations under 8,000.
Visit https://data.census.gov to locate the total population for your community.
If your community meets these criteria and may benefit from Distressed Cities TA, you may request TA via an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is recommended that your city manager, mayor, planning director, or the equivalent submit the request for TA. This person will be encouraged to participate in preliminary phone calls with the DCTA Team. The request must be submitted by an employee of the Unit of General Local Government.
The request must be submitted as a PDF document which includes the following details: