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Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery Program

The mission of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity's (DEO) Division of Community Development is to help communities achieve their long-term goals and grow their local economy. This is more important than ever after a disaster, when the recovery of a community can affect its ability to succeed for years to come. DEO looks forward to working with communities around the state to ensure that they recover and come back stronger than ever from Hurricanes Hermine, Matthew and Irma. The state of Florida has been allocated federal funding to support disaster recovery through the Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery Program (CDBG-DR).

  • Hurricane Irma: $615,921,946
  • Hurricanes Hermine and Matthew: $117,937,000

CDBG-DR funding is designed to address housing, infrastructure and economic development needs that remain after other assistance has been exhausted, including federal assistance as well as private insurance. This website includes important resources and information on CDBG-DR funding and Florida's efforts to work with communities to address unmet needs.

If you have any questions or comments please send an email to us at CDBG-DR@DEO.MyFlorida.com.

Hurricane Irma

The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that the state of Florida would receive $616 million in CDBG-DR funding following Hurricane Irma.

DEO has been working hard since Hurricane Irma made landfall to understand and address the recovery needs of families, businesses and communities around the state. DEO continues to:

  • Advocate on behalf of the state of Florida to HUD and Congress for resources needed to support long-term recovery of our state and the flexibility to address the diverse needs of our state. This includes the ability to use CDBG-DR funding as federal match, including Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hazard mitigation programs.
  • Work closely with the Florida Division of Emergency Management and FEMA in the Joint Field Office in Orlando to provide support for recovery efforts and gain a unique understanding of long-term unmet needs in communities around the state.
  • Work closely with the Florida Housing Finance Corporation to understand housing needs and advocate for additional federal housing resources to support Puerto Rican evacuees that have relocated to the state.
  • Analyze data to project unmet needs in Florida and evaluate programs that could be created or expanded to address those needs.

Next Steps

DEO will continue to work closely with impacted communities around the state to ensure that programs are crafted that address the diverse array of unmet needs following Hurricane Irma. Throughout February and March, DEO will:

  • Visit impacted communities around the state to discuss program requirements and get their input on how to best address their needs.
  • Conduct webinars to present the status of the state's efforts related to CDBG-DR funding and answer questions from local partners.
  • Work with local governments to get feedback on the draft unmet needs assessment and develop a cohesive statewide strategy for CDBG-DR funding.

Printable overview of information regarding CDBG-DR funding for Hurricane Irma.

2018 Federal Register

The Federal Register provides guidance on HUD program requirements to state and local governments. Below are links to the federal register guidance applicable to funding associated with Hurricane Irma.

Irma CDBG-DR Webinar Presentations

Video Recording of Webinar Held February 22, 2018

Hurricanes Hermine and Matthew

HUD announced that the state of Florida would receive $117 million in CDBG-DR funding following Hurricanes Hermine and Matthew. Working with communities around the state, DEO developed an action plan to guide how this funding will be distributed to address unmet needs. As prescribed by HUD, St. Johns County will receive the majority of this funding as the county with the most impacts from the 2016 hurricane season. Other impacted cities and counties will be eligible to participate in a competitive grant cycle to address remaining unmet needs in their community.

Hurricanes Hermine and Matthew Action Plan

This action plan analyzes unmet needs and describes how the state of Florida will use CDBG-DR funding to address unmet needs.

Hermine and Matthew CDBG-DR Webinar Presentations

DEO conducted a series of webinars to provide overviews of current draft documents and solicit feedback from eligible local governments. Below are the presentations provided at each of these webinars.

2017 Federal Registers

The Federal Register provides guidance on HUD program requirements to state and local governments. Below are links to the federal register guidance applicable to funding associated with Hurricanes Hermine and Matthew.

Hermine and Matthew CDBG-DR Competitive Cycle

Communities that received an Individual Assistance Federal Declaration for Hurricanes Hermine or Matthew will be eligible to participate in competitive grant program for disaster recovery funds to address unmet needs. Generally, eligible projects should:

  • Demonstrate tie-back to the hurricane event (Hermine or Matthew).
  • Primarily address unmet housing needs or clearly support low- and moderate-income (LMI) person's housing needs.
  • Primarily serve LMI populations. At least 70 percent of the entire CDBG-DR grant award must be used for activities that benefit low- and moderate-income persons (see Federal Register, Volume 81, Number 224).
  • Meet a National Objective of the Community Development Block Grant Program (see Meeting a National Objective).
  • Not duplicate benefit. This means that projects cannot receive assistance from multiple sources for the same purpose and that total assistance cannot be greater than the need for that type of assistance.

DEO will be conducting workshops around the state to provide more information on this opportunity in March 2017. Please contact DEO if you would like more information on this grant opportunity.

Disaster Recovery Funding Cycles

2016 Hurricane Season

  • Hurricane Hermine (DR-4280) was federally-declared a major disaster by the President on September 28, 2016.
  • Hurricane Matthew (DR-4283) was federally-declared a major disaster by the President on October 8, 2016.
  • $58,602,000 in federal grant funds were released in response to Hurricanes Hermine and Matthew.

2008 Hurricane Season

  • $107,680,530 in grant funds were released following Tropical Storm Fay and Hurricanes Gustav and Ike. Funds were directed to areas facing the greatest need.
  • $26,894,183 in supplemental grant funds were released to further the state's long-term disaster recovery efforts.

2005 Hurricane Season

  • $82,904,000 in grant funds were released following Hurricanes Katrina and Wilma. Disaster recovery funds were distributed to 20 Florida counties.

2004 Hurricane Season

  • $100,915,626 in grant funds were issued following Tropical Storm Bonnie and Hurricanes Frances, Ivan, and Jeanne.

Disaster Recovery Enhancement Funds

Quarterly Performance Reports to HUD

The Department reports on disaster recovery awards on a quarterly basis using Housing and Urban Development's online Disaster Recovery Grant Reporting system.

K Grant (2008 Storm Series - Tropical Storms Faye, Gustav, and Ike)

Z Grant (2005 Storms)

A Grant (2005 Storms - Supplemental)

Miscellaneous

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