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Secretary Carson Announces Additional $179 Million to Help States Recover from 2015, 2016 Disasters

WASHINGTON – U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson today announced an additional $178.5 million to help hard-hit areas in several states recover from severe flooding that occurred in 2015 and 2016. 


The grants announced today are provided through HUD's Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program.  Combined with CDBG-DR grants already allocated, HUD's investment to these areas totals nearly $947 million.

“Clearly, there are hard-hit communities in these states that need more help to recover from the devastating floods they experienced over the past two years,” said Secretary Carson.  “Today, we make another investment in the future of these communities and to help our neighbors in need.”

CDBG-Disaster Recovery grants support a wide variety of activities including housing redevelopment, business assistance and infrastructure repair.   State and local governments in West Virginia, Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida will target these grants in “the most impacted” areas.  CDBG-DR allocations are based upon a statutory formula that measures the unmet costs to repair seriously damaged properties and infrastructure in the counties determined to be most impacted. 

Click here to view chart of funding and the complete press release.

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