Recipients of CDBG-DR funding must develop and publish an Action Plan describing how its awards from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will be used to support short- and long-term recovery efforts and build resiliency to the challenges of climate change. Separately, recipients of CDBG-NDR funding must also develop and publish an Action Plan describing how its award through the National Disaster Resiliency Competition will advance specific resiliency projects.
From time to time, Action Plans are revised and updated to add or clarify information, change or add additional Programs or program benefits, or to reduce, increase, or reallocate funding, as appropriate.
In addition, the City will hold at least one public hearing during the public comment period to incorporate public input into any proposed changes. To view past or proposed amendments to the Action Plan, you can visit the Amendments page.
On March 22, 2022, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that the City of New York (“the City”) will receive $187,973,000 in funding to support long-term recovery efforts following Hurricane Ida, which will be administered by the City’s Office of Management and Budget.
Funds must be used for “disaster relief, long-term recovery, restoration of infrastructure and housing, economic revitalization, and mitigation, in the most impacted and distressed areas.” The Action Plan identifies how the City will use its CDBG-DR allocation to support recovery and resiliency efforts, including criteria for eligibility, how the funds will address unmet needs, and how the City will comply with the requirements associated with the funding. The City is releasing this plan for a 30-day public comment period that will end on September 26, 2022. Additionally, the City will hold a public hearing on September 14, 2022 at 7:00PM EST to solicit further comments.