SECTION 3: Action Plan & Implementation

This section includes guidance on developing a CDBG-DR Action Plan in response to the Consolidated Notice, including steps to take when submitting the required pre-award submissions, the Implementation Plan, and the Public Action Plan. This section also moves into the Implementation phase of projects and activities, and includes relevant guidance on resilience planning and best practices when incorporating mitigation into long-term recovery.

Implementation of Recovery Activities

On June 15, 2020, HUD hosted a webinar to assist new grantees transition from developing the action plan to implementing projects and activities. This webinar discussed topics such as staffing, systems, project management, quality assurance and recordkeeping. 

Program Launch: Action Plan to Project Implementation Webinar

HUD encourages CDBG-DR grantees to view this webinar on the HUD Exchange.

There are a few different models a State CDBG-DR grantee may choose to use when implementing CDBG-DR funds.

  1. Direct implementation model where the State CDBG-DR grantee administers the programs directly,

  2. Partner model where the State CDBG-DR grantee funds other agencies, nonprofits, subrecipients, and contractors to administer the programs,

  3. Method of distribution model where the State CDBG-DR grantee provides funding to Units of General Local Government to administer the programs, or

  4. A combination of these implementation models.

When considering which model to select, grantees should assess the capacity of each entity to determine if the entity can administer the funds compliantly and timely. As a reminder, if a State CDBG-DR grantee is using a method of distribution, they must describe in their action plan how they will allocate its CDBG funds to the UGLG.

Additionally, HUD has developed a series of CDBG-DR toolkits that guide grantees through specific grant implementation activities. 

A Guide on How CDBG-DR Grantees Can Meet the Requirements of the Consolidated Notice