Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Funds

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Disaster Recovery Projects
The Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development, Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) received $21.6 Million in September 2012 (DR1) and an additional $17,932,000 in December 2013 (DR2) in response to Tropical Storm Irene and other FEMA Disaster Declarations from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in Community Development Block Grant- Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds. CDBG-DR funding is available to help address the unmet and long term recovery needs of areas most impacted and distressed as the result of the declared major disasters in Vermont in 2011 and 2012.  These funds can help communities with the necessary expenses related to disaster relief, long-term recovery, restoration of infrastructure and housing, and economic revitalization in the most impacted and distressed areas receiving major disaster declarations, and be a CDBG-DR eligible activity and address a national objective such as benefitting low and moderate income people or addressing an urgent need.

As of April 2016, the Agency has obligated $21.6M in DR1 funding and $17.8M in DR2 funding.  At this juncture, any interest in applying for these funds is by direct inquiry only due to the imposed deadline to draw funds and complete projects by HUD. 


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