Friday, August 25, 2023
- HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge allocates $138M in Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds.
- Targets disaster recovery in California, Alabama, Georgia.
- Fudge visits California’s San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, joined by Representatives Carbajal, Aguilar.
- Funds assist recovery from severe storms, floods.
- California’s major disaster: January 14, 2023.
- Alabama’s major disaster: January 15, 2023.
- Georgia’s major disaster: January 12, 2023.
Unedited Press Release Text:
HUD Announces $138 Million for 2023 Disaster Recovery
Grants will be awarded to California, Alabama, and Georgia to help communities recover, build resilience.
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge announced the allocation of $138 million in Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds to provide additional help to communities recovering from three disasters, including California, Alabama, and Georgia. These allocations underscore HUD and the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to equitably improving the nation’s disaster recovery and building long-term, inclusive resilience to the impacts of climate change, particularly for historically marginalized communities.
Secretary Marcia Fudge makes this announcement during her travels to California (San Bernardino and Santa Barbara) to lift the Biden-Harris Administration’s work to Invest in America and connect Californians to affordable housing. Secretary Fudge was joined by Representatives Carbajal, Aguilar, and other local officials to discuss HUD’s work to increase the supply of affordable housing, address homelessness and recover from weather related disasters.
“With natural disasters increasing in frequency and intensity, it is critical that states have the necessary resources to rebuild homes, essential community facilities, and our economy,” said HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge. “The Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery funds will provide critical assistance to rehabilitate impacted homes and improve infrastructure in the areas that need it the most without placing the sole burden of funding costly projects on state and local entities.”
The $138 million in funding will help California, Alabama, and Georgia recover from severe thunderstorms and historic levels of rain and snow that flooded roads and homes earlier this year.
On January 14, 2023, President Joe Biden declared that a major disaster exists in the state of California and announced federal disaster assistance be made available to California to supplement state, Tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe winter storms, straight-line winds, flooding, landslides, and mudslides.
On January 15, 2023, President Joe Biden declared that a major disaster exists in the state of Alabama and ordered Federal aid to supplement state, Tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, and tornadoes.
On January 12, 2023, President Joe Biden declared that a major disaster exists in the state of Georgia and ordered Federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, and tornadoes.
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