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U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development

08/23/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 08/23/2019 12:58

HUD Releases Program Requirements for CDBG-Mitigation Program

HUD No. 19-129
HUD Public Affairs
(202) 708-0685
FOR RELEASE
Friday
August 23, 2019

HUD RELEASES PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS FOR CDBG-MITIGATION PROGRAM
Mitigation rules to support nine states and five local communities

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today published the program requirements for the Department's new Community Development Block Grant -Mitigation (CDBG-Mitigation) Program to nine states and five local communities. Read HUD's notice.

CDBG-Mitigation funds represent a unique and significant opportunity for grantees to use this assistance in areas impacted by recent disasters to carry out long-term strategic and high-impact activities to mitigate disaster risks and reduce future losses. While it is impossible to eliminate all risks, these funds will enable grantees to mitigate against disaster risks, while at the same time allowing grantees the opportunity to transform State and local planning.

Through this notice, HUD seeks to:

  • Support data-informed investments in high-impact projects that will reduce risks attributable to natural disasters, with particular focus on repetitive loss of property and critical infrastructure;
  • Build the capacity of States and local governments to comprehensively analyze disaster risks and to update hazard mitigation plans through the use of data and meaningful community engagement;
  • Support the adoption of policies that reflect local and regional priorities that will have long-lasting effects on community risk reduction, to include the risk reduction to community lifelines such as Safety and Security, Communications, Food, Water, Sheltering, Transportation, Health and Medical, Hazardous Material (management) and Energy (Power & fuel), and future disaster costs; and
  • Maximize the impact of available funds by encouraging leverage, private-public partnerships, and coordination with other Federal programs.

HUD's new program requirements will assist the following grantees to develop mitigation plans and ultimately receive the amount detailed in the table below:

DISASTER YEAR

GRANTEE

CDBG AWARDS FOR MITIGATION

2017

State of California

$88,219,000

2017

State of Florida

$549,684,000

2017

State of Georgia

$26,961,000

2017

State of Missouri

$41,592,000

2017

State of Texas

$4,074,456,000

2016

State of Louisiana

$1,213,917,000

2016

State of North Carolina

$168,067,000

2016

State of West Virginia

$106,494,000

2016

State of Texas

$169,748,000

2016

State of South Carolina

$67,564,000

2016

State of Florida

$83,801,000

2015

Columbia, SC

$18,585,000

2015

Houston, TX

$61,884,000

2015

Lexington County SC

$15,185,000

2015

Richland County, SC

$21,864,000

2015

San Marcos, TX

$24,012,000

2015

State of Texas

$52,985,000

2015

State of South Carolina

$90,026,000

TOTAL

$6,847,044,000