HUD: Program Requirements Released for CDBG-Mitigation Program

Mitigation rules to support nine states and five local communities  

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today published the program requirements for the Department’s new Community Development Block Grant –Mitigation (CDBG-Mitigation) Program to nine states and five local communities. Read HUD’s notice.

CDBG-Mitigation funds represent a unique and significant opportunity for grantees to use this assistance in areas impacted by recent disasters to carry out long-term strategic and high-impact activities to mitigate disaster risks and reduce future losses. While it is impossible to eliminate all risks, these funds will enable grantees to mitigate against disaster risks, while at the same time allowing grantees the opportunity to transform State and local planning.

Through this notice, HUD seeks to:

  • Support data-informed investments in high-impact projects that will reduce risks attributable to natural disasters, with particular focus on repetitive loss of property and critical infrastructure;
  • Build the capacity of States and local governments to comprehensively analyze disaster risks and to update hazard mitigation plans through the use of data and meaningful community engagement;
  • Support the adoption of policies that reflect local and regional priorities that will have long-lasting effects on community risk reduction, to include the risk reduction to community lifelines such as Safety and Security, Communications, Food, Water, Sheltering, Transportation, Health and Medical, Hazardous Material (management) and Energy (Power & fuel), and future disaster costs; and
  • Maximize the impact of available funds by encouraging leverage, private-public partnerships, and coordination with other Federal programs.

HUD’s new program requirements will assist the following grantees to develop mitigation plans and ultimately receive the amount detailed in the table below:

Disaster Year 2017

  • State of California: $88,219,000
  • State of Florida: $549,684,000
  • State of Georgia: $26,961,000
  • State of Missouri: $41,592,000
  • State of Texas: $4,074,456,000

Disaster Year 2016

  • State of Louisiana: $1,213,917,00
  • State of North Carolina: $168,067,000
  • State of West Virginia: $106,494,000
  • State of Texas: $106,478,000
  • State of South Carolina: $67,564,000
  • State of Florida: $83,801,000

Disaster Year 2015

  • Columbia, SC: $18,585,000
  • Houston, TX: $61,884,000
  • Lexington County, SC: $15,185,000
  • Richland County, SC: $21,864,000
  • San Marcos, TX: $24,012,000
  • State of South Carolina: $90,026,000

TOTAL: $6,847,044,000

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