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Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery Program

The mission of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity's (DEO) Division of Community Development is to help communities achieve their long-term goals and grow their local economy. This is more important than ever after a disaster, when the recovery of a community can affect its ability to succeed for years to come. DEO looks forward to working with communities around the state to ensure that they recover and come back stronger than ever from Hurricanes Hermine, Matthew and Irma. The state of Florida has been allocated federal funding to support disaster recovery through the Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery Program (CDBG-DR).

  • Hurricane Irma: $615,921,946
  • Hurricanes Hermine and Matthew: $117,937,000

CDBG-DR funding is designed to address housing, infrastructure and economic development needs that remain after other assistance has been exhausted, including federal assistance as well as private insurance. This website includes important resources and information on CDBG-DR funding and Florida's efforts to work with communities to address unmet needs.

If you have any questions or comments please send an email to us at CDBG-DR@DEO.MyFlorida.com.

Rebuild Florida - Hurricane Irma

The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that the state of Florida will receive $616 million in funding to support long-term recovery efforts following Hurricane Irma through DEO's CDBG-DR Program. This funding is designed to address needs that remain after other assistance has been exhausted, including federal assistance as well as private insurance.

On April 10, HUD announced an additional $791 million for remaining unmet needs for Hurricane Irma and to support mitigation activities. According to HUD, “mitigation can be broadly described as actions taken to protect communities from the predictable damage from future events.” We anticipate HUD will provide an additional federal register to guide the allocation of new funding.

Hurricane Irma Action Plan - Public Comment Ends November 8, 2018

Housing Repair and Replacement Program Guidelines

Timeline for Irma Long-Term Disaster Recovery

  • September 2017:
    • Hurricane Irma makes landfall in Florida; congress appropriates $7.4 billion to support disaster recovery nationwide through CDBG-DR program.
  • November 2017:
    • HUD announced Florida will receive approximately $616 million to support long-term recovery for Hurricane Irma.
  • December 2017:
    • DEO began data assessment of unmet needs.
  • February 2018:
    • HUD released guidance that must be followed by state and local governments to access the funding and describe which counties will receive the majority (80%) of the funding. 
  • March 2018:
    • DEO conducted community outreach with each area that HUD identified as most-impacted and distressed in the federal register.
    • During each meeting, discussions were held to provide an overview of CDBG-DR and receive feedback on programs that would be most helpful to the impacted communities.
  • April 2018:
    • DEO solicited feedback of unmet needs and priorities for recovery from additional communities impacted by Hurricane Irma.
    • DEO conducted an additional webinar on the unmet needs data assessment and requested feedback from the communities.
    • DEO published the draft action plan for long-term recovery online for a 14-day public comment period.
  • May 2018:
    • DEO finalized the action plan and submitted it to HUD.
  • June 2018:
  • July 2018:
    • DEO received a grant agreement from HUD and returned it to HUD for execution.
  • August 2018:
    • DEO received a second federal register from HUD allocating an additional $157 million to Florida. This new federal register added more communities as “most impacted and distressed.”
    • DEO began drafting a substantial amendment to the action plan to adopt the new federal register requirements.
  • September 2018:
    • DEO launched the Rebuild Florida Program, and a new, easily accessible website RebuildFlorida.gov for Floridians to learn about long-term recovery resources. DEO launched the Rebuild Florida Housing Repair and Replacement Program and opened registration.
    • DEO opened eight Rebuild Florida Centers and three mobile buses to assist in public outreach and to help impacted communities register throughout Florida.
  • October 2018:
    • DEO published a draft of the substantial amendment to the action plan on the webpage for a 30-day public comment period.
  • November 2018:
    • Public comment for the substantial amendment ended. Staff incorporated changes and submitted the substantial amendment to HUD for approval or feedback on required revisions.
  • December 2018:
    • Rebuild Florida extended registration deadline to register for the Housing Repair and Replacement Program to March 29, 2019.
    • Rebuild Florida began inviting registrants to apply for the Housing Repair and Replacement Program and started reviewing applications for eligibility.
  • 2019:
    • DEO staff is continuing to work with community partners to develop and implement additional long-term recovery programs.
  • Citizen Participation:

Printable overview of information regarding CDBG-DR funding for Hurricane Irma.

2018 Federal Register

The Federal Register provides guidance on HUD program requirements to state and local governments. Below are links to the federal register guidance applicable to funding associated with Hurricane Irma.

Irma CDBG-DR Webinar Presentations

CDBG-DR Orientation Webinar Held February 22, 2018

Hurricane Irma Unmet Needs Assessment Webinar Held April 12, 2018

Hurricane Irma Draft Action Plan Overview Webinar Held April 25, 2018

Action Plan Update Webinar Held September 14, 2018

Partnering with Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster Held on November 30, 2018

Procurements and Solicitations

Hurricanes Hermine and Matthew

HUD announced that the state of Florida would receive $117 million in CDBG-DR funding following Hurricanes Hermine and Matthew. Working with communities around the state, DEO developed an action plan to guide how this funding will be distributed to address unmet needs. As prescribed by HUD, St. Johns County will receive the majority of this funding as the county with the most impacts from the 2016 hurricane season. Other impacted cities and counties will be eligible to participate in a competitive grant cycle to address remaining unmet needs in their community.

Hurricanes Hermine and Matthew Action Plan

This action plan analyzes unmet needs and describes how the state of Florida will use CDBG-DR funding to address unmet needs.

Hermine and Matthew CDBG-DR Webinar Presentations

DEO conducted a series of webinars to provide overviews of current draft documents and solicit feedback from eligible local governments. Below are the presentations provided at each of these webinars.

2017 Federal Registers

The Federal Register provides guidance on HUD program requirements to state and local governments. Below are links to the federal register guidance applicable to funding associated with Hurricanes Hermine and Matthew.

Hermine and Matthew CDBG-DR Competitive Cycle

Communities that received an Individual Assistance Federal Declaration for Hurricanes Hermine or Matthew will be eligible to participate in competitive grant program for disaster recovery funds to address unmet needs. Generally, eligible projects should:

  • Demonstrate tie-back to the hurricane event (Hermine or Matthew).
  • Primarily address unmet housing needs or clearly support low- and moderate-income (LMI) person's housing needs.
  • Primarily serve LMI populations. At least 70 percent of the entire CDBG-DR grant award must be used for activities that benefit low- and moderate-income persons (see Federal Register, Volume 81, Number 224).
  • Meet a National Objective of the Community Development Block Grant Program (see Meeting a National Objective).
  • Not duplicate benefit. This means that projects cannot receive assistance from multiple sources for the same purpose and that total assistance cannot be greater than the need for that type of assistance.

Hermine and Matthew CDBG-DR Application and Forms

CDBG-DR Hermine and Matthew Pre-Application Webinar Held April 10, 2018

Disaster Recovery Funding Cycles

2016 Hurricane Season

  • Hurricane Hermine (DR-4280) was federally-declared a major disaster by the President on September 28, 2016.
  • Hurricane Matthew (DR-4283) was federally-declared a major disaster by the President on October 8, 2016.
  • $58,602,000 in federal grant funds were released in response to Hurricanes Hermine and Matthew.

2008 Hurricane Season

  • $107,680,530 in grant funds were released following Tropical Storm Fay and Hurricanes Gustav and Ike. Funds were directed to areas facing the greatest need.
  • $26,894,183 in supplemental grant funds were released to further the state's long-term disaster recovery efforts.

2005 Hurricane Season

  • $82,904,000 in grant funds were released following Hurricanes Katrina and Wilma. Disaster recovery funds were distributed to 20 Florida counties.

2004 Hurricane Season

  • $100,915,626 in grant funds were issued following Tropical Storm Bonnie and Hurricanes Frances, Ivan, and Jeanne.

Disaster Recovery Enhancement Funds

Quarterly Performance Reports to HUD

The Department reports on disaster recovery awards on a quarterly basis using Housing and Urban Development's online Disaster Recovery Grant Reporting system.

2016-2017 Hurricanes Hermine and Matthew (HM)

K Grant (2008 Storm Series - Tropical Storms Faye, Gustav, and Ike)

Z Grant (2005 Storms)

A Grant (2005 Storms - Supplemental)

Miscellaneous

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