Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Program (CDBG-DR)

In federally declared disasters, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) may provide flexible grants to help cities, counties and states recover, especially when low-income areas are affected. Funding is provided through special appropriations from Congress to the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program as Disaster Recovery grants to rebuild the affected areas and provide crucial seed money to start the recovery process. The CDBG-DR grants can fund a variety of recovery activities to help communities and neighborhoods that otherwise might not recover due to limited resources.

  • NC Commerce CDBG funds are available to local municipal or county governments for projects to help provide safe housing and healthy living environments and increase economic opportunities.
  • Federal Register Notice: 82 FR 5591 allocated $198.5 million in CDBG–DR funds to recover from Hurricane Matthew, of which $158.8 million was specifically earmarked for Cumberland, Edgecombe, Robeson and Wayne counties. Publication Date: January 18, 2017

  • Public Law: H.R.2028 - Further Continuing and Security Assistance Appropriations Act, 2017, Public Law 114-254 (Sec. 192), Enacted: December 10, 2016.