Community Development Block Grants for Disaster Recovery

Community Development Block Grants for Disaster Recovery

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Community Development Block Grants - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) are implemented through the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Colorado’s Department of Local Affairs (DOLA). DOLA is the designated State agency to manage and administer the funds. DOLA’s Division of Local Government is charged with coordinating the effective investment of CDBG-DR funds to further Colorado’s recovery for any potential presidentially-declared disaster areas. 

DLG acts as the central coordinator in the implementation of multiple disaster recovery programs through our partner agencies which include, but are not limited to, DOLA’s Division of Housing (DOH), DPS’s Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM), DOLA’s Community Resilience Office (CRO), the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA), and local governments throughout the state.

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Marshall Fire Disaster Recovery

In case you missed it, DOL held a public hearing and presented a draft of an action plan on  Wednesday, August 17, 20A22 at the Louisville Recreation & Senior Center for the use of the state’s recovery grant for those impacted by the Marshall Fire and Straight Line Winds Event.

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Fires and Floods of 2012 and 2013

Following the devastating floods of 2013, the State of Colorado received an initial congressional allocation of Community Development Block Grant for Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) in the amount of $62.8 million under the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013.  Subsequently Colorado received two additional allocations bringing the total CDBG-DR grant for Colorado to $320,346,000 available to address recovery needs in the areas of housing, infrastructure, economic development and planning in response to the following presidentially-declared disasters.