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Community Development Block Grants - Round Two

​The Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013 to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy included a $16B appropriation (reduced to $15.2B by the sequester) for the Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant disaster recovery (CDBG-DR) program. These grants provide communities with resources to assist in the restoration of infrastructure and housing, as well as economic revitalization in the impacted states.

 

According to the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force, $2.1B of the appropriation has been awarded and $278M has been paid out.
Funding for CDBG Round One was approved for New York, New York City, and New Jersey in April-May.  Connecticut, Maryland, and Rhode Island were approved by HUD in July-August.   
 
Second Round First Round
​New York State ​$2.1B ​$1.7B
​New Jersey ​$1.5B ​$1.8B
​New York City ​$1.5B ​$1.8B
​Connecticut ​$66M ​$72M
​Maryland ​$20M
​$8.6M
​Rhode Island ​$16M ​$3.2M
 
On November 18, 2013, HUD published on the Federal Register the process the impacted states must now follow to receive Phase Two of the CDBG.  Each state must amend the original Internal Plan on how the state intends to spend the Phase Two  funding, post the amended plan on the state’s website for public comment, and then submit to HUD for approval.