At least 50% of each grantee’s CDBG-DR money must go for activities that benefit low- and moderate-income persons.
The Action Plan must describe the proposed use of funds, including criteria for eligibility. Funds must address disaster relief, long-term recovery, restoration of infrastructure and housing and economic and revitalization in the most impacted and distressed areas.
The needs assessment must identify unmet housing, infrastructure, and economic needs. Grantees must consult with stakeholders, public housing authorities and units of general local government (UGLG).
Grantees must submit an Action Plan to HUD by May 30th. NJ is expected to submit their plan earlier than that.
The following are the steps to access CDBG-DR funds
HUD publishes CDBG-DR Federal Register Notice
Grantee publishes plan for public comment (at least 7 calendar days)
Grantee submits Disaster Recovery Action Plan to HUD
HUD completes review; executes grant agreement immediately following approval
HUD establishes grantee’s line of credit
Grantee inputs action plan activities into HUD’s Disaster Recovery Grant Reporting (DRGR) system
Grantee accesses/draws CDBG-DR funds from its line of credit through DRGR