The City has released its first amendment to the Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Action Plan. This plan details how the City will spend the initial round of $1.77 billion in Federal disaster aid through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to help with recovery from Hurricane Sandy.
The proposed Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Action Plan Amendment 1 reallocates funding within the existing provision for Housing Programs, clarifies the definition of buildings in the Housing Programs multi-family category, and identifies programs to be funded with the $294 million allocated to resiliency investment activities that were not defined in the initial Action Plan.
The comment period on the proposed CDBG-DR Action Plan Amendment 1 is now open. Comments must be received no later than Thursday, July 18 at 11:59 PM (EST). The proposed CDBG-DR Action Amendment 1 and the public commenting forms are available on http://www.nyc.gov/cdbg. Individuals will be able to read the amendment and the currently approved Action Plan and comment on the amendment in English, Spanish, Russian and Chinese (simplified). The online materials will also be accessible for the visually impaired.
Paper copies of the Action Plan Amendment 1, including in large print format (18pt font size), are available at the following address in both English and the languages listed above:
The Office of Management and Budget
255 Greenwich Street, 8th Floor Reception Area
New York, New York 10007
Written comments may be directed to the Mayor’s Office of Operations, 253 Broadway, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10007.
Comments may be provided by telephone by contacting 311, New York City’s main source of government information and non-emergency services. Dial 311 or (212) NEW-YORK(212-639-9675) from outside New York City.
For more information on how people with disabilities can access and comment on the Action Plan Amendment, dial 311 or, using a TTY or Text Telephone, (212) 504-4115.
At the end of the comment period, all comments shall be reviewed and a City response will be incorporated into the document. A summary of the comments and the City’s responses will be submitted to HUD in the final CDBG-DR Action Plan Amendment 1. The revised Action Plan Amendment 1 including the public comments and responses will be posted on the City’s CDBG-DR website at