The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act has appropriated $5 billion in Community Development Block Grant-Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) funding nationwide to assist low-income families and most vulnerable citizens. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has allocated $3 billion of the $5 billion appropriated by Congress.

Florida's Allocation - $154.8 million

  • State Administered - $79.8 million:
    • $63.1 million to the state to administer in entitlement and non-entitlement communities.
    • $16.7 million to the state to administer in non-entitlement communities (Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program).
  • Local Government Administered
    • $75 million directly to entitlement communities (will not go through the state program).

Substantial Amendment to the State of Florida’s Federal Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Action Plan to Include CDBG-CV Funding

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) is requesting public comments on its Substantial Amendment to the State of Florida's Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2019 Action Plan to HUD to include CDBG-CV funding.

Prior to receipt of CDBG-CV funding from the HUD Office of Community Planning and Development, Florida is required to prepare a formal substantial amendment to the FFY 2019 Action Plan. DEO is responsible for preparing the Action Plan and soliciting comments from the public regarding the plan and its subsequent amendments. The comment period will commence on July 21, 2020 and end on July 28, 2020.

DEO will hold a public hearing via teleconference on July 28, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time, call in at 888-585-9008 (Conference ID: 233971084).

Florida Administrative Register Notice of Public Comment 

Substantial Amendment Summary Overview

Full Text Substantial Amendment to the State of Florida’s FFY 2019 Annual Action Plan

CDBG-CV Funding Timeline

  • On July 21, 2020, DEO opened the public comment period for the Substantial Amendment to the State of Florida’s Action Plan to incorporate CDBG-CV funds.
  • On May 11, 2020, HUD allocated $1 billion nationwide directly to the states using a funding formula that considered factors such as public health, transmission risk, number of cases compared with national average, economic and housing market disruptions, and other factors determined by the HUD secretary.
  • On April 21, 2020, HUD allocated $2 billion nationwide using the Fiscal Year 2020 funding formula.
  • On April 2, 2020, HUD announced that it will make available $3 billion of the $5 billion appropriated by Congress.
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