Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) - Disaster Recovery Initiative (DRI)

For more information, check previous NOFAs and Awards.


(916) 263-2771


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

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DRI Quarterly Performance Reporting

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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)