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

New! 2018 State CDBG Disaster Recovery DRAFT Action Plan now available. Learn more.


Susan Naramore
(916) 263-0371

CDBG-DR Purpose

HUD provides flexible grants to help cities, counties, and States recover from Presidentially declared disasters, especially in low-income areas, subject to availability of supplemental appropriations. In response to Presidentially declared disasters, Congress may appropriate additional funding for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program as Disaster Recovery grants to rebuild the affected areas and provide crucial seed money to start the recovery process. Since CDBG Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) assistance may fund a broad range of recovery activities, HUD funding may be able to help communities and neighborhoods that otherwise might not recover due to limited resources.

2018 State CDBG-Disaster Recovery Draft Action Plan

The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is soliciting public review and comment on the CDBG-DR Draft Action Plan. The draft plan proposes activities and allocations for funding under the CDBG-DR award to California for the October and December 2017 wildfires and mudslides/debris flows.

The 30-day public review period began November 13, 2018.
Comments due: December: 12, 2018 (Midnight)

  • Public Comment NoticeEnglish (PDF) / Spanish (PDF)
  • 2018 State CDBG-Disaster Recovery DRAFT Action PlanEnglish (PDF) / Spanish (PDF)
  • Cover MemoEnglish (PDF) / Spanish (PDF)
  • Attend a Public Meeting on the Draft Action Plan

    When: November 26th, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Sonoma County & Santa Rosa
    Where: City of Santa Rosa Utilities Field
    35 Stony Point Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
    Operations Center Utilities Training Rooms A, F, & M
    When: November 29th, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Mendocino & Lake Counties
    Where: Mendocino County Administration Center
    501 Low Gap Road, Ukiah, CA 95482
    Conference Room C
    When: December 3rd, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Napa County
    Where: Napa County Health and Human Services Conference Center
    2751 Napa Valley Corporate Drive, Napa, CA 94558
    When: December 4th, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Yuba, Nevada, & Butte Counties
    Where: Yuba County's Board of Supervisors Chambers
    915 8th Street, Marysville, CA 95901
    When: December 5th, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Santa Barbara & Los Angeles Counties
    Where: City of Ventura Council Chambers
    501 Poli Street, Ventura, CA 93301
    2nd Floor

    Download the Public Meeting Notice — English (PDF) / Spanish (PDF)

    Download the Public Meeting Materials:

    How to Submit Comments

    Written comments can be submitted to, or mailed to:

    Division of Financial Assistance,
    Attention: Susan Naramore
    2020 W. El Camino Avenue, Suite 500,
    Sacramento, CA, 95833

    Federal Register Notices

    Following the public review period, the CDBG-DR Draft Action Plan will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

    2018 CDBG-DR Quarterly Performance Reports (QPRs)

    The first QPR will be posted at the end of the first quarter after the State’s grant is active.

    DRI was established in early 2010 to distribute federal funds to assist physical and economic recovery from wildfire disasters in 2008 that affected 14 California counties and two Indian tribes. In late 2010, HUD offered additional funds from the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to extend and improve the recovery by offering incentives to eligible jurisdictions to mitigate the danger of future disasters (e.g., earthquake, flood, fire) through forward-thinking planning measures, such as updated building codes and code enforcement, creation of Local Hazard Mitigation Plans (LHMPs), and/or the adoption of Safety Elements of local General Plans. The DRI Program includes the DREF allocation. To use these funds, eligible jurisdictions must budget their DRI awards for use in “forward-thinking mitigation, enhancements and land use planning activities.” There are no new funds available at this time.

    DRI Program Information

    State Disaster Recovery Initiative (DRI) Action Plans

    Federal Register (HUD Notices) 2008 HUD Disaster Recovery Initiative (DRI) Notices

    DRI Program Presentations (PPT)

    DRI Grant Award Recipients

    DRI Quarterly Performance Reporting


    Plans & Reports

    • 2015-2025 Statewide Housing Plan
    • California Inter-Regional Partnership (IRP) Program Final Report (2005)
    • The Future of Infill Housing: Opportunities, Potential, Feasibility and Demand (2005)
    • Recommendations of the Interagency Task Force on Homelessness (2003)
    • Raising the Roof - California Housing Development Projections and Constraints (2001)
    • Housing: California's Foundation for Economic Growth (PDF)
    • Draft Substantial Amendment to 2015-16 Annual Action Plan and Public Notice (PDF)
    • 2010-2015 California Consolidated Plan
    • Annual Plan, CAPER (updated annually)