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

Grantee

Allocation

Combined Allocations to date

State of Florida

$57,530,000

$117,937,000

State of West Virginia

$42,383,000

$149,875,000

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

$9,785,000

$238,895,000

2015 Disasters

Grantee

Allocation

Combined Allocations to date

State of Texas

$8,233,000

$74,568,000

San Marcos, TX

$978,000

$ 33,794,000

 TOTAL

$178,540,000

$946,684,000

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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