Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery

Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery

Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery — or CDBG-DR as it is commonly known — refers to federal funding for long-term disaster recovery. Funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), CDBG-DR supports a broad range of disaster recovery activities for communities.

There are many examples of how to use CDBG-DR funds, but primarily the monies are allocated toward three types of expenditures:

  • Rehabilitate and Reconstruct Housing/New Housing Development
  • Infrastructure and Public Facilities
  • Economic Revitalization

Our Experience

Hagerty Consulting has an experienced and seasoned team of CDBG-DR subject matter experts available to provide program design, startup and long-term management, training, and technical assistance to state or local recipients of these HUD funds.

Hagerty’s CDBG-DR team has an extensive background in managing HUD entitlement grants and have worked on many of the largest disasters including hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Ike, as well as the major flooding disasters in Minot, North Dakota and Longmont, Colorado.

  • Hagerty Consulting is currently the prime contractor for NYC’s Hurricane Sandy Recovery. As the primary grants manager for this engagement, Hagerty is overseeing a combined federal recovery of more than $12.5 billion across the FEMA PA, CDBG-DR, and FTA funds.
  • Hagerty is currently administering the program for the City of Longmont and Boulder County, Colorado following severe floods. This includes development of the Unmet Needs Assessments (UNA), Action Plan development, and ongoing programmatic support. This includes developing CDBG-DR policies and procedures for the City and County, and supporting both jurisdictions for reviews by HUD.

We understand the pressure and public attention placed on public officials tasked with delivering results to disaster-affected communities. Hagerty can help provide officials with the training needed to launch these programs successfully, build the right infrastructure for each jurisdiction, and deliver a comprehensive recovery.

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