Community Development Block Grant Program - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR)

For more information, check previous NOFAs and Awards.


Susan Naramore
(916) 263-0371

CDBG-DR Purpose

HUD provides flexible grants to help cities, counties, and States recover from Presidentially declared disasters, especially in low-income areas, subject to availability of supplemental appropriations. In response to Presidentially declared disasters, Congress may appropriate additional funding for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program as Disaster Recovery grants to rebuild the affected areas and provide crucial seed money to start the recovery process. Since CDBG Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) assistance may fund a broad range of recovery activities, HUD funding may be able to help communities and neighborhoods that otherwise might not recover due to limited resources.

2018 CDBG Program Information

2018 State CDBG-Disaster Recovery Action Plans – To be posted as soon as HUD has approved the draft.

Federal Register Notices (FRN) — HUD CDBG-DR

CDBG-DR Program Information and Resources

CDBG-DR Public Notices

Public Meetings

CDBG-DR Documents for Review Pursuant to Public Notices

  • Draft 2018 State CDBG-Disaster Recovery Action Plans — Coming October 2018

2018 CDBG Quarterly Performance Reports (QPRs)

The first QPR will be posted at the end of the first quarter after the State’s grant is active.

CDBG-DRI Purpose

DRI was established in early 2010 to distribute federal funds to assist physical and economic recovery from wildfire disasters in 2008 that affected 14 California counties and two Indian tribes. In late 2010, HUD offered additional funds from the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to extend and improve the recovery by offering incentives to eligible jurisdictions to mitigate the danger of future disasters (e.g., earthquake, flood, fire) through forward-thinking planning measures, such as updated building codes and code enforcement, creation of Local Hazard Mitigation Plans (LHMPs), and/or the adoption of Safety Elements of local General Plans. The DRI Program includes the DREF allocation. To use these funds, eligible jurisdictions must budget their DRI awards for use in “forward-thinking mitigation, enhancements and land use planning activities.” There are no new funds available at this time.

DRI Program Information

State Disaster Recovery Initiative (DRI) Action Plans

Federal Register (HUD Notices) 2008 HUD Disaster Recovery Initiative (DRI) Notices

DRI Program Presentations (PPT)

DRI Grant Award Recipients

DRI Quarterly Performance Reporting


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)