New Yorkers living and working in communities affected by Hurricane Sandy continue to face many challenges as they rebuild their homes, restore their businesses and get their lives back to normal.
On January 29, 2013, President Obama signed into law the "Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013" (Public Law 113-2) which provides $16 billion in Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds to repair and restore areas affected by Hurricane Sandy.
The City's approved CDBG-DR Action Plan details how the City plans to spend the $3.22 billion grant from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for eligible Hurricane Sandy disaster recovery and rebuilding activities. The City has received a third allocation of $994,056,000, bringing the City's total allocation to $4,213,876,000. On December 19, 2014, the City published its proposed Amendment 8 to its Action Plan for review and comment detailing how the third allocation will be used. Amendment 8A, which establishes a temporary Optional Relocation Program for homeowners and allocates $3 million to a Build it Back workforce development initiative, was approved by HUD on February 13, 2015. The remaining updates to the Action Plan have been submitted to HUD as Amendment 8B.
The Action Plan, including any amendments, describes how the City will use this funding to help New Yorkers rebuild their homes, businesses, and communities and addresses housing, business, infrastructure, and resiliency programs.
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