State of California Disaster Recovery Initiative (DRI) Program

Subject to congressional (federal) funds allocations, the State DRI Program (DRI Program) provides grants to eligible Counties and Cities to assist with the physical and economic recovery from federally declared disasters (i.e., wildfire, earthquake, flooding).

Similar to the State's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, the DRI Program provides funding for:

  • Construction, Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Preservation of affordable rental and ownership housing, homeless shelters and transitional housing;
  • Public services;
  • Public facilities and Infrastructure projects for the primary benefit of low-and moderate-income people;
  • And, where applicable, the development or retention of jobs for lower income workers.

DRI Notice of Funds Available (NOFAs) & Grant Applications

Contact Information


DRI Program Information

  • DRI Public Notices, Public Comment and Responses
    • 2008 HUD Disaster Recovery Initiative (DRI) Notices
    • ATTENTION: To submit a comment, please download and complete the attached document and fax to: (916) 319-8488. (Coming soon) You may also e-mail comments to:

  • DRI Grant Award Recipients
    • 2008 DRI Award Recipients (Coming soon)
  • DRI Quarterly Performance Reporting
    • 2008 DRI Quarterly Performance Reports (Reports pending)
      • Oct. 1, 2010 through Dec. 31, 2010