Press Release: HUD Awards Record $28 Billion to Help Hard-Hit Areas in Nine States, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands Recover From Major Disasters
HUD awarded nearly $28 billion to support long-term disaster recovery in hard-hit areas in nine states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. These funds are provided through HUD's Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program and will address seriously damaged housing, businesses and infrastructure from major disasters that occurred since 2015.
The grants announced represent the largest single amount of disaster recovery assistance in HUD's history and include more than $12 billion for major disasters that occurred in 2017 and nearly $16 billion to support 'mitigation' activities in areas that experienced major Presidentially declared disasters since 2015. Mitigation can broadly be described as actions taken to protect communities from the predictable damage from future events.
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CDBG-DR Grant History Report
HUD has published the CDBG-DR Grant History Report which provides a list of CPD administered Disaster Grants since 1992.
View the CDBG-DR Grant History Report.
View all CDBG-DR reports.
HUD Helping Your Community Recover After Disaster Video
This video uses illustrations to describe how HUD helps communities recover after a disaster.
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