HUD Provides $179 Million to States for Disaster Recovery

Earlier this week, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson announced an additional $178.5 million to help hard-hit areas in several states recover from severe flooding that occurred in 2015 and 2016. State grant recipients include Florida, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas. This new allocation will be provided through the Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program, where HUD has previously provided nearly $947 million in these areas for recovery efforts. The CDBG-DR grants will support a wide range of activities, including housing redevelopment, business assistance and infrastructure repair.

Below is the full list of grantees for this announcement and their allocations to date:

2016 Disasters



Combined Allocations to date

State of Florida



State of West Virginia



State of North Carolina $31,862,000 $236,529,000
State of South Carolina $27,769,000 $95,086,000
State of Texas



2015 Disasters



Combined Allocations to date

State of Texas



San Marcos, TX


$ 33,794,000




Additional information on HUD’s allocation of additional funds for 2015 and 2016 disasters, as well common application, waivers, and alternative requirements for CDBG-DR grantees can be found here. 

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