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Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR)

CDBG-DR Overview

In September 2021, Congress appropriated $5 billion for Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) to states that experienced presidentially declared disasters in 2020 and 2021. In October 2021, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that $422 million of that appropriation would be granted to Oregon for recovery efforts in response to the 2020 Labor Day fires. In February 2022, HUD published a notice in the Federal Register describing the implementation rules for this CDBG-DR allocation.

The CDBG-DR funds are used to rebuild disaster-impacted areas and assist individuals. These flexible grants help cities, counties, Tribes, and states recover from presidentially declared disasters, especially in low-income areas, subject to availability of supplemental appropriations.

Since CDBG-DR assistance may fund a broad range of activities, HUD can help communities and neighborhoods that otherwise might not recover due to limited resources. Eligible activities include disaster relief, long-term recovery, restoration of infrastructure and housing, economic revitalization, and mitigation of risk.

To learn more about how OHCS and the Disaster Recovery and Resiliency Division are using the CDBG-DR fund, click the links below: