Disaster Recovery HUD / CDBG-DR / CDBG-MIT Programs
Federal Register Notice
On August 30, 2019, HUD published the Federal Register Notice which allocated CDBG-MIT funds and outlined funding requirements. CDBG-MIT funding has been allocated to grantees having qualifying 2015, 2016, and 2017 disasters to mitigate against future disaster risks and losses through the implementation of strategic, high-impact activities that are grounded in effective planning.
Categories of Eligible Activities
Construction of risk reduction infrastructure or retrofitting existing infrastructure to increase resistance to disasters.
Buyouts, elevation, or residential retrofits.
Installation of disaster mitigation improvements and technologies, hardening of commercial areas, financing to support the development of mitigation measures.
Planning & Administration
Development of resilient building codes and land use plans, development and updating of FEMA approved HMPs, planning and public service activities to reduce flood insurance premiums.
Examination, selection and integration of appropriate risk management procedures
- Review and update HMP, ensure HMP has current FEMA approval.
- Start project identification immediately, focus on projects that have regional impact and maximize federal investment.
- Analyze LMA areas, coordinate regionally.
Subject matter expertise and staff augmentation
Application preparation and project implementation
Training and technical assistance
— Heightened scrutiny on financial management controls, procurement processes, grant management, and cost verification
HUD CDBG-DR and CDBG-MIT Grant Assistance
- Disaster relief
- Long term recovery
- Repair and rebuild housing
- Restoration of infrastructure
- Economic revitalization
- Program identification, design, and implementation
- Application preparation for local governments and subgrantees
- Section 3 compliance
- HUD reporting
- GIS and data analysis
- National objective determinations
- Cross-cutting requirement compliance
- Needs assessments
- Action plan writing
- CDBG-DR and CDBG-MIT local match coordination for FEMA-funded projects
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CDBG-DR HOME REPAIR, RECONSTRUCTION, OR RELOCATION PROGRAM (R3) PUERTO RICO
Tidal Basin is successfully implementing Puerto Rico’s CDBG-DR Housing Program. Our team processed an unprecedented 1,700 applicants in two weeks from the date of project rollout.
Tidal Basin Caribe is actively participating in the execution of CDBG-DR long-term recovery programs in Puerto Rico. Tidal Basin, a joint venture partner of the Alliance for the Recovery of Puerto Rico, is one of four teams selected to implement the R3 Program, which focuses on single-family rehabilitation and reconstruction projects.
Our contract with the Puerto Rico Department of Housing (PRDOH) is to implement R3 in the North Central Region of Puerto Rico, an area inclusive of heavily impacted and densely populated centers. Our team opened two R3 applicant intake centers, located in Bayamon and Orocovis, on July 31, 2019 with the assignment to complete rehabilitation, reconstruction, or relocation for a minimum of 1,500 homes over the span of the three-year contract.
The Alliance (Tidal Basin) is responsible for:
- Program management and administration
- Compliance with CDBG-DR and federal cross-cutting regulations such as Section 3 and Uniform Relocation Act (URA)
- Application intake and processing
- Eligibility review and determination
- Damage assessments
- Award coordination
- Payment requests