Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery

Proposed changes to the 2018 Action Plan Amendment
Now accepting public comment

The State of California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has posted proposed changes to the 2018 CDBG-DR Action Plan Amendment (APA 2). 

As a result of the 2018 wildfires (DR-4407 and DR-4382), the State of California received funds in two allocations: Public Law 115-254 Unmet Needs allocation of $491,816,000 and Public Law 116-20 Unmet Needs allocation of $525,583,000. The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) manages CDBG-DR funds, in accordance with the goals and objectives set forth in the State’s initial HUD-approved Action Plan for 2018 disasters (18DR-Action Plan).

The 18DR-APA 2 is a substantial amendment; it proposes to add a new program, remove an existing program from the initial HUD-approved Action Plan and proposes to change program budgets in excess of the $10 million-dollar threshold for substantial action plan amendments. APA 2 also clarifies existing program design for 2018 CDBG-DR funds. HCD will discuss the proposed changes to the CDBG-DR programs, and the proposed funding timeline in the following public meeting webinars:
Public webinar (English)
Tuesday, June 28, 2022,
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm      
Public webinar (Spanish) Wednesday, June 29, 2022
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm 

Reasonable Accommodation: Persons needing special assistance or reasonable accommodation should contact HCD at Mona.Akbar@hcd.ca.gov, or (916) 776-7806 within five working days of a public meeting to facilitate the request. Telecommunication Device for the Deaf (TDD) users may contact the California Relay Service TTY line at 1-800-735-2929 or Voice Line at 1-800-735-2922.
Now accepting public comment
The draft of the 2018 CDBG-DR APA 2 is available for public review and comment beginning June 14, 2022 through
July 14, 2022.

Submit Public Comment: Comments can be submitted to HCD during the public comment period via the following methods:
Disaster Recovery and Response Unit
Attn: Mona Akbar
Dept. of Housing and Community Development
2020 West El Camino Avenue, Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95833

Questions? For program specific questions regarding the CDBG-DR Program, please email disasterrecovery@hcd.ca.gov.
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