Rebuilding better under new CDBG-DR rules

Rebuilding better under new CDBG-DR rules

Community Development Block Grants – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) grants are the financial lifeline supporting infrastructure projects in the most damaged communities following extreme weather events.

Recipients of these federal funds are facing new changes in requirements as the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) responds to the recent onslaught of natural disasters across the United States.

In order to adequately fund re-development while staying compliant with the law, community leaders must understand and leverage these policy shifts:

  • Linking infrastructure recovery to unmet housing needs
  • Adhering to green infrastructure policies
  • Building long-term resilience against natural hazards
  • Ensuring the viability of stormwater management systems
  • Using CDBG-DR funds as local share for other federal funds
In this white paper, you’ll learn how to leverage CDBG-DR to the fullest – given your community’s unique social, economic, and cultural challenges.
Meet the authors
  1. Steve Higginbotham, Vice President, Disaster Management

    Steve is a disaster management expert with 20 years of experience in the administration of the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. View bio

  2. Sue Southon, Senior Technical Specialist Housing and Community Development, Disaster Management

    Sue is a development professional, trainer, and strategic planner with over 30 years of experience in community, economic development, and affordable housing production. View bio