Community Development Block Grant Program - Mitigation (MIT)


Jessica Hayes – Disaster Recovery Branch Chief

Patrice Clemons – CDBG-MIT Section Chief

Gurdev Mann – Sr. Specialist – Mitigation

Angela Adams – DR-Infrastructure/Mitigation-Resilient Infrastructure (MIT-RIP) Program Representative

DR-Infrastructure Program Inquiries:
MIT-RIP Program Inquiries:

Diedre Duncan- Planning and Public Services (MIT-PPS) Program Manager
MIT-PPS Program Inquiries:

CDBG-MIT Purpose

CDBG-MIT funds represent a unique and significate opportunity for grantees to use the assistance in areas impacted by recent disasters to carry out strategic and high-impact activities to mitigate disaster risks and reduce future losses. While it is impossible the eliminate all risks, CDBG-MIT funds will enable grantees to mitigate against disaster risks, which at the same time allowing grantees the opportunity to transform state and local planning. — U.S. Housing and Urban Development, Federal Register Notice, August 30, 2019, page 45838.

State CDBG-MIT Action Plan for 2017 and 2018 Disasters

California's Mitigation Action Plan. — English (PDF) / Spanish (PDF)

HUD Mitigation Action Plan Approval Letter (PDF)

California’s Mitigation Action Plan for 2018 Disasters (08/31/2021) — English (PDF) / Spanish (PDF)

HUD Mitigation Action Plan Approval Letter (PDF) — August 31, 2021

2018 MIT Action Plan Amendment Overview — English (PDF) / Spanish (PDF)

2018 MIT Action Plan Amendment Webinar Recordings — English / Spanish

CDBG-MIT Program Information

Federal Register Notices for 2017 Disasters

Federal Register Notices for 2018 Disasters

Citizens Advisory Committee

As a recipient for the CDBG(MIT) Funding, HCD must establish a Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC). Per federal guidelines, the CAC must meet in an open forum at least twice annually to:

  • Provide increased transparency of the implementation of CDBG-MIT funds.
  • Solicit and respond to public comments and input regarding grantee activities.
  • Serve as an ongoing public forum to continuously inform the grantee’s CDBG-MIT projects and programs.

Through SB 246, the Governor’s Office of Planning & Research (OPR) runs the Integrated Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Program (ICARP). Per the enabling statute, the ICARP Technical Advisory Council (TAC) supports OPR in its goal to facilitate coordination among state, regional, and local adaptation and resiliency efforts, with a focus on opportunities to support local implementation actions that improve the quality of life for present and future generations. Given the programmatic and policy alignment between the Integrated Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Program and HCD’s Disaster Recovery programs, plus the benefit of leveraging the ICARP TAC as an existing, transparent, and open public body, HCD and OPR agree the ICARP TAC is well-positioned to serve as HCD’s CAC for purposes of fulfilling the CDBG-MIT grant requirements.

CAC Meeting Materials

CDBG-Mitigation Programs

CDBG-Mitigation Planning and Public Services (MIT-PPS) Program for 2017 and 2018 Disasters

Documents for MIT for 2017 Disasters

Documents for MIT for 2018 Disasters – Coming soon

CDBG-Mitigation Resilient Infrastructure (MIT-RIP) Program for 2017 and 2018 Disasters

CDBG-DR Documents for Review Pursuant to Public Notices

Upcoming Public Meetings/Webinars

Persons needing special assistance, or reasonable accommodation, please contact HCD at within five working days of any public meeting in order to facilitate the request.

March 4, 2020, 6pm-8pm for City of Ventura, Ventura County     
County Government Center, Hall of Administration, Board of Supervisors Hearing Room and Training Room, 800 S. Victoria Avenue, Ventura, California 93009
March 5, 2020, 6pm-8pm for Santa Barbara County
County Board of Supervisor Hearing Room & Supervisors Conference Room, 105 E Anapamu St # 406, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
March 9, 2020 6pm-8pm for City of Napa, Napa County
Napa Senior Center, 1500 Jefferson Street, Napa, CA 94559
In response to COVID-19, the California Department of Housing and Community Development is changing the CDBG-MIT Public Meetings to online-only events.
HCD will not be hosting any further in-person hearings.
There will not be a meeting held at the original location, this will be an online-only event. Instructions to join are below:

March 18, 2020 6pm-8pm for City of Santa Rosa, Sonoma County
March 23, 2020 6pm-8pm Nevada, Butte, and Yuba Counties

  • Statewide public webinar on proposed changes to its CDBG-MIT Action Plan, covering both 2017 and 2018 disasters
  • Public Meeting Notice: English (PDF) / Spanish (PDF)
May 25, 2021 from 6pm-7pm

CDBG-MIT Quarterly Performance Reports (QPRs) for 2017 Disasters

CDBG-MIT Quarterly Performance Reports (QPRs) for 2018 Disasters

  • Coming Soon

CDBG-DR Expenditure Projection Report


Plans & Reports

  • 2015-2025 Statewide Housing Plan
  • California Inter-Regional Partnership (IRP) Program Final Report (2005)
  • The Future of Infill Housing: Opportunities, Potential, Feasibility and Demand (2005)
  • Recommendations of the Interagency Task Force on Homelessness (2003)
  • Raising the Roof - California Housing Development Projections and Constraints (2001)
  • Housing: California's Foundation for Economic Growth (PDF)
  • Draft Substantial Amendment to 2015-16 Annual Action Plan and Public Notice (PDF)
  • 2010-2015 California Consolidated Plan
  • Annual Plan, CAPER (updated annually)