Supporting your community through the HUD grant process
In February of 2018, Congress appropriated $12 billion dollars in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds specifically for mitigation activities for qualifying disasters in 2015, 2016, and 2017, which became the first CDBG-MIT allocations. In September 2021, Congress appropriated over $2 billion dollars and required HUD to set aside 15% of disaster recovery grants for disaster mitigation activities in any allocation of CDBG-DR funds for unmet needs moving forward.
Our team has guided these grant programs to produce tangible positive results and ease the negative impacts of future disasters for the communities we are privileged to serve. Our team has successfully implemented acquisitions, URA procedures, housing resiliency measures, elevations, infrastructure projects, greenspace development, coastal resiliency projects, wetland restoration, and more.
Most grant applications will require a match commitment for each project application, typically a 25% cost share. Depending on the funding stream and project type utilized, match amounts can differ. Reach out to one of our experts to discuss how you can maximize your project budget and lessen your match commitment. When the match funding is provided through other qualifying program resources (such as CDBG-DR), this may result in the need to implement all projects following more than one set of agency rules. Recipients may address the non-federal share by funding HMGP-compliant mitigation projects elsewhere using monies other than from FEMA’s HMGP. Tidal Basin mitigation and housing experts are well-versed in the non-federal match arena and can assist you in streamlining these processes.