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Proposed Action Plan Amendments

There are currently no proposed amendments to the City's CDBG-DR Action Plan.  The most recent amendment, Amendment 12, was approved by HUD on December 30, 2016.  A summary of changes as a result of that amendment is provided below. For the current approved Action Plan, please see the "Approved Action Plan" section of this website.  

Please visit this website for future updates regarding proposed Action Plan amendments.

Action Plan Amendment 12

General

  • Reallocates funding across program areas to fund the completion of the Build it Back and Business Loan and Grant Programs.
  • Funding transferred to Housing for capital projects will be fully replaced with City Capital dollars already committed as part of the September 2016 Capital Commitment Plan.  All current planned projects will move forward without delays or gaps in funding ($350 million).  Certain disaster response expenses, incurred by the City in prior fiscal years, will no longer be reimbursed with CDBG-DR funding ($150 million).
  • Updates need assessments and funding justifications to reflect the reallocation of funds.
  • Updates program descriptions where needed to provide clarifying detail or current project status and information.

Housing

  • Reallocates $500 million to the Single Family Build it Back program to serve all eligible applicants.
  • Updates Single Family Build it Back program description, explaining program pathways, additional benefits and needs assessment.
  • Reduces Temporary Disaster Assistance Program (TDAP) allocation by $10 million to reflect eligible population needs.
  • Creates a new program benefit for TDAP to allow arrears payments to be made to landlords on behalf of beneficiaries that experience a gap in subsidy while transitioning from the program to Section 8 rental assistance.
  • Reallocates $9 million to NYCHA's Program Allocation from the City's Planning and Administration funding.
  • Creates a new workforce development program targeting NYCHA residents.

Business

  • Reallocates $10 million to the Hurricane Sandy Business Loan and Grant Program to serve all eligible applicants.
  • Reallocates $12 million from the Restoration of Saw Mill Creek Marsh and $15 million from the Rockaways Commercial Corridor Resiliency programs to fund needs in other program areas. Both programs will move forward with other sources of funding, including Capital  funds the City is providing as part of the September 2016 Capital Commitment Plan.
  • Updates the program description of the Coney Island Resiliency Improvements program, which was formerly referred to as the Coney Island Green Infrastructure Improvements program.

Infrastructure and Other City Services (IOCS)

  • Updates the overall IOCS allocation from $755 million to $419 million in order to fund needs in other program areas. CDBG-DR funding has been reduced across all IOCS program areas, however, all projects previously identified either have already occurred and will now be funded with City funds instead of CDBG-DR, or will move forward with City funding, including Capital funds the City is providing as part of the September 2016 Commitment Plan. (Note: Some notices in newspapers included an incorrect figure of $434 million for the remaining IOCS allocation.)
  • Reorganizes chapter to clarify where CDBG-DR funds have been committed and removes detail for programs that are no longer anticipated to receive CDBG-DR funding.

Resiliency

  • Reallocates $152 million from the Coastal Protection program to fund needs in other program areas. The Raise Shorelines and Red Hook Integrated Flood Protection System programs will move forward with other sources of City funding, including Capital funds the City is providing as part of the September 2016 Capital Commitment Plan.

Planning and Administration

  • Describes efforts to apply lessons learned and to develop tools for preparedness for future disasters.

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