Joined: Mar 17, 2005
Location: Staten Island
|Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:08 pm Post subject: Comment on the Overall Action Plan
From Apr 01, 2013 to Apr 03, 2013 (included)
About Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program
The federal government uses a program called Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) to provide communities with resources that address a wide range of needs. These funds are flexible and help cities, counties and states recover from disasters – particularly in low income communities. Some of the federal aid for areas affected by Hurricane Sandy will come through this program in the form of Community Development Block Grant- Disaster Recovery funding. There will be several rounds of CDBG-DR funding. Our initial award is for $1.77 billion. The chart below summarizes how we plan to use this money.
You can read detailed information about the programs listed below in Action Plan A.
PROGRAM CDBG-DR Allocations
($ in millions)
HOUSING PROGRAMS: $720
NYC Houses Rehabilitation $350
Multi-family Building Rehabilitation $250
Public Housing Rehabilitation and Resilience $120
BUSINESS PROGRAMS: $325
Business Loan and Grant Program $80
Business Resiliency Investment Program $100
Neighborhood Game Changer Investment Competition $100
Infrastructure and Business Resiliency Technologies Competition $45
INFRASTRUCTURE AND OTHER CITY SERVICES: $400
Public Services $358
Emergency Demolition $4
Debris Removal / Clearance $23
Code Enforcement $1
Rehabilitation / Reconstruction of Public Facilities $14
Resiliency Investments* $327
CITYWIDE ADMINISTRATION AND PLANNING:
Planning Up to 15%
Administration Up to 5%
*The activities for the Resiliency Investments will be detailed in a future partial Action Plan.
The Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recover funds are administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). To learn more about the CDBG Disaster Recovery program and other Community Development programs, visit HUD's website at www.hud.gov.