HUD Allocates Over $2 Billion in CDBG for Disaster Relief

HUD announced the allocation of more than $2 billion ($2,040,617,000) in CDBG-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) and CDBG-Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) funds. This allocation is being made to ten states covering 15 separate major disasters that occurred calendar year 2020. The states, allocations and disasters covered are available below. 

These funds will go to recover from and build resilience to natural disasters, including climate disasters, with a specific focus on low- and moderate-income populations. The funds are specified to be used for: “disaster relief, long-term recovery, restoration of infrastructure and housing, economic revitalization and mitigation, in the most impacted and distressed areas.” 

State  Disasters Covered  Allocation 
Alabama  4563, 4573  $311,732,000 
California  4558, 4569  $231,203,000 
Florida  4564  $113,191,000 
Iowa  4557  $56,940,000 
Louisiana  4559, 4570  $594,931,000 
Michigan  4547  $54,498,000 
Mississippi  4576  $28,470,000 
Oregon  4562  $422,286,000 
Puerto Rico  4473, 4560  $184,626,000 
Tennessee  4476, 4541  $42,740,000 
Total    $2,040,617,000