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Access the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Action Plan and Amendments

Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Action Plan and Amendments

The City’s CDBG-DR Action Plan was approved by HUD on May 7, 2013. The plan details how the City plans to spend the $1.773 billion grant from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for eligible Hurricane Sandy disaster recovery and rebuilding activities. 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. Based on continued outreach and planning, the Action Plan may be amended and will undergo a review and approval process described in the Citizen Participation Plan.

Please note: the plan will be referred to as the Action Plan and each amendment will be numbered.

Proposed CDBG-DR Action Plan Amendment 5

On November 18, 2013, the City received a second allocation of $1.447 billion from HUD. In this fifth amendment, the City proposes to allocate the entire grant award of $3.220 billion into five general categories:

  1. $1.695 billion allocated to individual programs related to housing rehabilitation, reconstruction, reimbursement, acquisition for redevelopment, resilience, and rental assistance;

  2. $266 million allocated to individual programs providing direct financial assistance to businesses and competitions to spur economic development in affected areas and promote creative and cost-effective technology solutions to resiliency needs;
  3. $855 million allocated to infrastructure, interim assistance, and public service costs;
  4. $234 million allocated to resiliency investment activities including mitigation for building systems and coastal protection activities; and
  5. $169 million allocated to administrative, planning, and oversight activities related to the grant.

The proposed amendment:

General

  • Updates funding amounts for programs to reflect the second allocation of CDBG-DR funds to New York City
  • Reflects revisions to the Citizen Participation Plan
  • Revises key information contained within program descriptions and program start and end dates to reflect updated information and timelines in all areas
  • Updates needs assessments in all areas
  • Other non-substantial updates for all areas

Housing

  • Revises several Housing program descriptions to better define program eligibility, objectives, and priorities
  • Clarifies the treatment of single family (1-4 units) and multi-family (5 or more units) buildings under the Build it Back program
  • Provides additional information regarding the acquisition and reimbursement options under the Build it Back program

Business

  • Reallocates $100 million from across the four Business programs, including related Administrative and Planning costs, to Housing
  • Reallocates $60 million from the Building Mitigation Incentive Program (renamed the Residential Building Mitigation Program) to the Building Resiliency Investment Program
  • Revises the Business Resiliency Investment Program description to better define program eligibility, objectives, and priorities

Infrastructure and Other City Services

  • Revises existing projects within Infrastructure and Other City Services and identifies new specific projects within Rehabilitation / Reconstruction of Public Facilities
  • Identifies major infrastructure projects (defined as Covered Projects) and further details the City’s response to impacts to public infrastructure

Resilience

  • Reallocates $60 million from the Building Mitigation Incentive Program (renamed the Residential Building Mitigation Program) to the Building Resiliency Investment Program
  • Revises the Residential Building Mitigation Program description to better define program eligibility, objectives, and priorities
  • Reallocates funding within Resilience Planning and Administration sections

Citywide Administration and Planning

  • Reallocates funds between Citywide Planning and Administration.

Review Action Plan Amendment 5:

The comment period for the proposed Action Plan Amendment 5 ended on March 2, 2014 at 11:59 PM (EST). Comments will be reviewed and incorporated and then the amendment will be submitted to HUD for approval. To be notified of updates to the Action Plan, subscribe here.

Approved CDBG-DR Action Plan

Read the current CDBG-DR Action Plan approved by HUD on November 25, 2013 (in PDF) (in Español中国, and Pусский).

Read the City's Responses to Public Comments (in PDF) on the Action Plan (in Español中国, and Pусский).

Read Amendment 4 - Substantial Amendment, approved by HUD on November 25, 2013 (in PDF) (in Español中国, and Pусский).

Read Amendment 3 - Technical Amendment - Amended Projections of Expenditures and Outcomes, acknowledged by HUD on September 10, 2013 (in PDF) (in Español, 中国 and Pусский).

Read Amendment 2 - Technical Amendment - Projections of Expenditures and Outcomes, posted August 5, 2013, acknowledged by HUD on September 5, 2013 (in PDF).

Read Amendment 1 - Substantial Amendment, approved by HUD on August 23, 2013 (in PDF) (in Español, 中国, and Pусский).

Read the original Action Plan, published May 10, 2013 (in PDF) (in Español, 中国 and Pусский).

To be notified of updates to the Action Plan, subscribe here.

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