November 3, 2022

HUD: $1.447 Billion Announced for 2021 Disaster Recovery and Mitigation

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced the allocation of $1.447 billion in Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds to provide additional help to communities recovering from 2021 disasters as well as support building inclusive resilience to climate change.

“HUD continues to do the work to support recovery from disasters that have disrupted and, in some cases, devastated the lives of survivors,” said HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. “But we want to make sure that we are doing it in a way that is beneficial and equitable to those who were already underserved before the disaster struck. We must also push forward to build back stronger to prevent future destruction from disasters and climate change impacts as much as possible.”

HUD is allocating $1.447 billion to 10 local governments and 13 state governments that received partial CDBG-DR allocations for 2021 disasters, including Hurricane Ida, in March 2022. With the additional funds allocated today, HUD has now allocated a total of $3.660 billion to these 23 communities to recover from 2021 disasters and build inclusive resilience to future disasters and the impacts of climate change.

Today’s allocation is part of a total of $2 billion appropriated for disaster recovery in the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2023 that funded the federal government through December 16. HUD will allocate the remaining $553 million for 2022 disasters when adequate data about those disasters becomes available.

As part of HUD’s Climate Action Plan, an agency-wide strategy to advance climate adaptation and resilience, the department is committed to steering disaster recovery in a direction that ensures climate justice and racial equity are at the forefront of these efforts. The plan also supports the Biden-Harris administrations climate and equity focus found in the Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad.

Additional CDBG-DR Allocations for CY 2021 Most Impacted and Distressed Qualifying Disasters for Remaining Unmet Needs and Mitigation

StateGranteePreviously allocated under Public Law 117-43This announcement under Public Law 117-180Combined Allocation
CAState of California$14,761,000$9,647,000$24,408,000
COState of Colorado$7,415,000$4,846,000$12,261,000
KYState of Kentucky$74,953,000$48,983,000$123,936,000
LAState of Louisiana$1,272,346,000$831,502,000$2,103,848,000
Lake Charles$10,776,000$7,042,000$17,818,000
Baton Rouge$4,648,000$3,038,000$7,686,000
MIState of Michigan$12,033,000$7,864,000$19,897,000
MSState of Mississippi$8,406,000$5,494,000$13,900,000
NCState of North Carolina$7,975,000$5,211,000$13,186,000
NJState of New Jersey$228,346,000$149,229,000$377,575,000
NYState of New York$41,262,000$26,966,000$68,228,000
New York City$187,973,000$122,844,000$310,817,000
PAState of Pennsylvania$23,152,000$15,130,000$38,282,000
TNState of Tennessee$25,403,000$16,602,000$42,005,000
TXState of Texas$26,387,000$17,245,000$43,632,000
Fort Worth$16,614,000$10,858,000$27,472,000
WAState of Washington$18,641,000$12,182,000$30,823,000
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