Disaster Recovery Programs
Community development includes more than just new development. It also includes ensuring that communities can bounce back after disasters strike.
To that end, HCD works to help communities recover after disasters (such as droughts, fires, and floods) by administering special, federal funds, as well as applying for federal funds.
HCD's disaster recovery programs include:
National Disaster Recovery Competition (NDRC)
A $1 billion federal program administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The National Disaster Recovery Competition (NDRC) provides grants to communities to rebuild in a more resilient way following major disasters. California is receiving more than $70 million for an innovative disaster recovery and resilience program in Tuolumne County following the devastating 2013 Rim Fire. Learn more .
Community Development Block Grant (Special Programs)
Special funding programs under the federal Community Development Block Grant program.
- Butte and Valley Wildfires — See Notices of Funding Availability (NOFA), click on "Current NOFAs" and then "Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Programs"
- Drought (via Drought Laterals Funding) — See Notices of Funding Availability (NOFA), click on "Current NOFAs" and then "Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Programs"