SECTION 1: General Overview

This guidance is designed for recipients of Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds. Learn more about the requirements in the CDBG-DR Consolidated Notice and how to meet the requirements throughout each phase of the grant process—pre-award grantee submissions; grantee steps and timelines; and action plan development, submittal, and implementation.

Purpose of the Consolidated Notice

Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) has developed the Consolidated Notice that describes the processes, procedures, timelines, waivers, and alternative requirements that HUD has established for Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) grants and published in the Federal Register at 87 FR 6364 and 87 FR 31636. HUD may issue notices in the future that also make the waivers and alternative requirements in the Consolidated Notice applicable to CDBG-DR grants. Additionally, HUD intends to issue the concepts from the Consolidated Notice as a Request for Information (RFI) to get public feedback on the notice. Once that feedback is incorporated, HUD may issue the notice as a stand-alone document that can then be applied to future CDBG-DR funds.

The Consolidated Notice combines and updates requirements from several different Federal Register notices and CPD Notices that have governed CDBG-DR funds. As such, the Consolidated Notice describes each phase of the CDBG-DR grant process, including: pre-award grantee submissions; grantee steps and timelines; and action plan development, submittal, and implementation. The notice describes the standard process for CDBG-DR action plan development and outlines comprehensive and uniform requirements that may govern subsequent allocations of CDBG-DR funds to provide disaster recovery assistance in a more transparent and timely way.

The purpose of this interactive guidebook is to assist and facilitate learning for recipients, including potential future recipients, of CDBG-DR funds who may be subject to the Consolidated Notice. The Consolidated Notice Guidebook describes the requirements in the notice and provides recommendations on how grantees can meet the requirements. This Consolidated Notice Guidebook does not establish any new requirements, but instead offers technical assistance, guidance, and resources for current and future recipients of CDBG-DR funds.

CDBG-DR’s Allocation Announcement Notice and the Consolidated Notice Overview

Image showing the requirements and steps in the CDBG-DR Consolidated Notice grant process including pre-award grantee submissions, action plan development, action plan submittal, and implementation.

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