Congress may appropriate funding for CDBG-DR grants to address disaster recovery needs that are not met by other sources of Federal disaster assistance. When available, HUD provides CDBG-DR grants to states, local governments, or tribes, particularly for the benefit of low-and moderate-income (LMI) persons.
CDBG-DR appropriations generally make funds available for necessary expenses related to disaster relief, long-term recovery, restoration of infrastructure and housing, and economic revitalization, in the most impacted and distressed areas. Grantees in the portfolio are typically affected by tropical storms, hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, and floods but may also be recovering from other disasters like an earthquake or typhoon.
CDBG-DR appropriation acts make funds available for activities that are eligible under title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5301 et seq.) (HCDA). Generally, all CDBG-DR activities must:
Be CDBG-eligible (or eligible under a waiver or alternative requirement),
Meet a national objective, and
Meet an unmet recovery need that addresses a direct or indirect impact from an eligible disaster.