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CDBG-DR funds are authorized under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended. Specific funding for disasters impacting Puerto Rico are provided by Public Laws that are the appropriation acts. Requirements of CDBG-DR funds can be found in the Code of Federal Regulations and any waivers and alternative requirements applicable, will be issued by HUD through Federal Register Notices. HUD frequently updates its CDBG-DR Laws, Regulations, and Federal Register Notices page.

Please refer to the CDBG-DR Laws, Regulations, and Federal Register Notices to access updated laws, notices, and information.

HUD provides flexible Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds to help cities, counties, and states to recover from Presidentially declared disasters.

Once allocations announcements are made by the agency, HUD publishes Federal Register Notice(s) to outlie how and where the funding must be spent, as well as identify any waivers and alternative requirements to the grantee of the funds.


CDBG Webinar: 2016 Overview of CDBG-DR Webinar – 3/15/16

CDBG-DR Training: Eligible Activities

CDBG Webinar: 2016 CDBG-DR Program Planning, Administration & Activity Delivery – 3/29/16

2017 CDBG and CDBG-DR Updates and Clarifications to Procurement Requirements Webinar – 4/26/17

Duplication of Benefits Webinar – 2019

Environmental Review Webinar: Assessment Tools for Environmental Compliance – 10/20/11

2016 CDBG-DR Environmental Review Webinar – 6/29/16

Through a letter dated February 23, 2018, the then Governor of Puerto Rico designated the Puerto Rico Department of Housing as the CDBG-DR grantee.

After Puerto Rico’s Action Plan was approved, HUD signed a grant agreement with PRDOH. Through this grant agreement, CDBG-DR Program establishes grant conditions.

HUD establishes income limits that determine eligibility for federally-assisted CDBG-DR programs. Puerto Rico Income limits per year are published:

Memorandum of understanding between HUD and FEMA regarding the use of HUD CBG-DR funds as Non-Federal Cost Match for FEMA’s Public Assistance Program and Hazard Mitigation Grant Program in response to Hurricanes Irma and María in Puerto Rico. This MOU establishes a framework and baseline principles upon which HUD CDBG-DR funds may be used by Puerto Rico to serve as non-Federal cost share (“local match”).

The Offices of Audit and Evaluation supervise and conduct independent and objective audits of HUD programs. For additional information, access the Audits and Evaluations section of the Office of Inspector General website.


Additional CDBG-DR Documents can be accessed here: