Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Program (CDBG-DR)

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Basic Info

The Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program works to rebuild areas affected by disaster through grants for unmet housing needs, infrastructure, and business needs.  Congress appropriates these funds in response to presidentially declared disasters. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) allocates the appropriated funding to states and entitlement communities based on unmet needs.

DCA is currently administering three separate allocations: 2017 CDBG-DR, CDBG Mitigation, and 2018 CDBG-DR. Two tornadoes touched down in Southwest Georgia (DR 4294 and DR 4297) and Hurricane Irma (DR 4338) affected the coast in 2017. In 2018, Hurricane Michael (DR 4400) ravaged Southwest Georgia again. Additional information pertaining to the individual allocations can be found in the tabs located at the bottom of the page.

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  • The CDBG-DR team will host a 2018 CDBG-DR applicant webinar on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at 2:30pm EST. To register for the webinar, please click the following link:
 The application is expected to launch on DCA’s website on Monday, October 3, 2022.
    The U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has provided the State of Georgia with $41,837,000 in disaster recovery funds for unmet needs to assist in recovery efforts from Hurricane Michael. Of the $41,837,000 awarded to the State of Georgia, DCA will allocate $13,948,456.00 to the CDBG-DR Infrastructure Program. Projects funded under this program may include, but are not limited to, water/sewer/stormwater, streets/bridges, drainage systems, and facilities.
    Eligible Counties:
    MID Zip Codes Areas: Dougherty County (31705), Decatur County (39819), Seminole County (39845)
    Non-MID Areas: Baker, Calhoun, Clay, Crisp, Decatur, Dougherty, Early, Grady, Laurens, Lee, Miller, Mitchell, Randolph, Seminole, Sumter, Terrell, Thomas, Tift, Turner and Worth
    Eligibility Requirements:
    • Direct tie back to the storm (DR-4400) Hurricane Michael
    • Meet a LMI National Objective
    2018 CDBG-DR Infrastructure Timeline
    ·     09/21/2022 2018 CDBG-DR Applicant Webinar
    ·     10/03/2022 2018 CDBG-DR Application Launch on DCA Website
    ·     01/06/2023 2018 CDBG-DR Application Deadline
    For questions regarding the 2018 CDBG-DR Applicant Webinar, please contact Monique Guilford, CDBG-DR Project Coordinator at
  • On or after August 18, 2022, DCA will submit a request to HUD for the release of Community Development Block Grant- Disaster Recovery (“CDBG-DR”) funds for the 2018 Homeowner Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Program, which is authorized by Federal Register Notice 85 FR 4681 (January 20, 2020). This Program will serve the following 20 counties: Baker, Calhoun, Clay, Crisp, Decatur, Dougherty, Early, Grady, Laurens, Lee, Miller, Mitchell, Randolph, Seminole, Sumter, Terrell, Thomas, Tift, Turner and Worth.
    In order to comply with federal requirements, Tier I Environmental Reviews were conducted in the Most Impacted and Distressed (“MID”) counties, which are Decatur, Dougherty, and Seminole. The environmental review records and combined notices for each of the counties can be found below.
    Prior to the submission of this request, any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments to DCA via the following mailing address and/or email address:
    Georgia Department of Community Affairs
    60 Executive Park South NE,
    Atlanta, Georgia 30329
    All comments received by August 18, 2022, will be taken into consideration by DCA prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds.