U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development

12/03/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/03/2019 14:39

HUD Continues Support for Fifteen States and Four U.S. Territories Recovering from Major Disasters

HUD No. 19-173
HUD Public Affairs
(202) 708-0685
FOR RELEASE
Tuesday
December 3, 2019

HUD CONTINUES SUPPORT FOR FIFTEEN STATES AND FOUR U.S. TERRITORIES RECOVERING FROM MAJOR DISASTERS

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today allocated over $2.3 billion to support the long-term disaster recovery process in hard-hit areas in fifteen states, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

This allocation today is supported through HUD's Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program and will address seriously damaged housing, businesses and infrastructure from disasters that occurred since 2017. The CDBG-DR Program requires grantees to develop thoughtful recovery plans informed by local residents. Learn more about CDBG-DR and the State's role in long-term disaster recovery (en espaƱol).

'Today, we take another important step to ensure those hardest-hit by recent disasters can fully recover,' said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. 'The grants awarded today will help these local communities continue the recovery process of rebuilding their homes, restoring their businesses and repairing their critical infrastructure.'

FEMA DISASTER NUMBER(S)

GRANTEE

PRIOR ALLOCATIONS

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT

TOTAL ALL ALLOCATIONS

2017 DISASTERS

State of California

$212,374,000

$38,057,527

$250,431,527

State of Florida

$1,323,282,000

$38,637,745

$1,361,919,745

State of Georgia

$64,904,000

$13,015,596

$77,919,596

State of Missouri

$100,127,000

$9,847,018

$109,974,018

Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

$19,945,593,000

$277,853,230

$20,223,446,230

U.S. Virgin Islands

$1,863,742,000

$53,588,884

$1,917,330,884

Subtotal 2017 Disasters

$431,000,000

2018 DISASTERS

American Samoa

$0

$23,039,000

$23,039,000

State of Alaska

$0

$35,856,000

$35,856,000

State of California

$491,816,000

$525,583,000

$1,017,399,000

State of Florida

$448,023,000

$287,530,000

$735,553,000

State of Georgia

$34,884,000

$6,953,000

$41,837,000

Kauai County, HI

$0

$9,176,000

$9,176,000

Hawaii County, HI

$66,890,000

$16,951,000

$83,841,000

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

$0

$243,946,000

$243,946,000

State of North Carolina

$336,521,000

$206,123,000

$542,644,000

State of South Carolina

$47,775,000

$24,300,000

$72,075,000

State of Texas

$46,400,000

$26,513,000

$72,913,000

State of Wisconsin

$0

15,355,000

$15,355,000

Subtotal 2018 Disasters

$1,421,325,000

2019 DISASTERS

State of Arkansas

$0

$8,940,000

$8,940,000

State of Iowa

$0

$96,741,000

$96,741,000

State of Missouri

$0

$30,776,000

$30,776,000

State of Nebraska

$0

$108,938,000

$108,938,000

State of Ohio

$0

$12,305,000

$12,305,000

State of Oklahoma

$0

$36,353,000

$36,353,000

State of Texas

$0

$212,741,000

$212,741,000

Subtotal 2019 Disasters

$506,794,000

GRAND TOTAL

$2,359,119,000

CDBG-DR grants support a variety of disaster recovery activities including housing redevelopment and rebuilding, business assistance, economic revitalization, and infrastructure repair. Grantees are required to spend the majority of these recovery funds in 'most impacted' areas as identified by HUD. HUD will issue administrative guidelines shortly for use of the funds to address grantees' long-term recovery needs, particularly in the area of housing recovery.

On October 5, 2018, President Trump signed Public Law 115-254, which provides $1.68 billion in CDBG-DR funding for 'disaster relief, long-term recovery, restoration of infrastructure and housing, and economic revitalization in the most impacted and distressed areas resulting from a major disaster declared in 2018.' HUD allocated all but $205 million of those funds in an announcement on May 14, 2019. This announcement allocates that $205 million between the American Samoa and Northern Marianas as well as providing additional funding for those communities and the other disasters of 2018 through Public Law 116-20.

On June 6, 2019, President Trump signed Public Law 116-20, which provides $2.431 billion, including $431 million to address additional unmet infrastructure needs for 2017 disasters and $2 billion 'related to disaster relief, long-term recovery, restoration of infrastructure and housing, economic revitalization, and mitigation in the most impacted and distressed areas resulting from a major disaster that occurred in 2018 or 2019.' HUD is announcing allocations for all but $272,072,000 of the funds appropriated under 116-20. After information on all disasters in calendar year 2019 have been taken into consideration, those remaining funds will be allocated.

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