HUD Awards $1.5 Billion To Support Disaster Recovery in 7 States

HUD awarded nearly $1.5 billion to support seven states in their recovery from 2018 disasters, including Hurricane Michael, Hurricane Florence and wildfires in California. 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 in hard-hit areas of these states. The CDBG-DR Program requires grantees to develop thoughtful recovery plans informed by local residents. In addition to these funds, HUD will allocate an additional $205 million later in the year following a comprehensive analysis of the recovery needs in American Samoa and the Northern Marianas.

STATE ELIGIBLE DISASTER(S) CDBG-DR ALLOCATION
California Wildfires and High Winds $491,816,000
Florida Hurricane Michael $448,023,000
Georgia Hurricane Michael $34,884,000
Hawaii Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides and Mudslides & Kilauea Volcanic Eruption & Earthquakes $66,890,000
North Carolina Hurricane Florence $336,521,000
South Carolina Hurricane Florence $47,775,000
Texas Severe Storms and Flooding $46,400,000
 TOTAL $1,472,309,000