Because the law directs that CDBG-DR assistance must flow to the most impacted and distressed areas with unmet recovery and revitalization needs related to the effects of a covered major disaster, HUD decided that a competition framework would work best to elicit the data needed to inform allocation choices and ensure that the unmet disaster recovery and revitalization needs of communities around the country are appropriately considered.
HUD has six goals for this competition:
Eligible applicants for $820 million of CDBG-NDR grants are specific local and State governments that experienced a Qualified Disaster during 2011-2013. Of the eligible applicants identified, only the states of New Jersey and New York, and New York City are also eligible for an additional $181 million set-aside for Unmet Recovery Needs related to Hurricane Sandy and Tropical Storms Irene and Lee.
Applications must be electronically submitted through Grants.gov, unless a waiver has been issued allowing you to submit your application in paper form, on March 16, 2015, by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Applicants requesting a waiver should submit their waiver requests via e-mail to ResilientRecovery@hud.gov. The subject line should contain the name of the applicant and ‘Request for Waiver to Electronic Application for CDBG-NDR.