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Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (Alaska CDBG-DR)

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The Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development works to rebuild Alaskan communities by putting Alaskans back in their homes, restoring critical infrastructure and mitigating future damage through resilient community planning.

The Division of Community and Regional Affairs is the lead agency for administering the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (Alaska CDBG-DR) funds on behalf of the state of Alaska. More than $35.8 million has been allocated for recovery from the 2018 Cook Inlet Earthquake. This disaster impacted more than 60 percent of the state’s population living in the Municipality of Anchorage, the Matanuska-Susitna Borough and the Kenai Peninsula Borough.

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Programs

2018 Cook Inlet Earthquake

DCCED encourages all impacted homeowners to keep receipts for any repairs made on their home, to include insurance, Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) and Small Business Administration (SBA) funds, to determine CDBG-DR funding eligibility.

  • Forest Park Optional Relocation Program: Allocates $2.5 Million to provide housing assistance for residents of Forest Park. Maximum benefit is $50,000 per household for 24 months.
  • HUD - Assisted Housing: Under Revision. Provides assistance to conduct seismic studies, seismic/structural analysis and seismic retrofits or replacement of HUD assisted housing.
  • Homeowner Reimbursement Program: Under Revision. Allows homeowners to be reimbursed for certain out-of-pocket expenses incurred for repairs to their home including  rehabilitation and/or replacement up to $200,000.
  • Local Buyout and Acquisition Program: Under Revision. Local governments may buyout eligible homes at a post-earthquake fair market value to move homeowners in harm’s way in a floodplain and a Seismic Hazard Zone 4 or 5 to a lower-risk area.
  • Local Infrastructure Program: Under Revision. Repairs, enhances and restores infrastructure for local communities impacted by the 2018 Cook Inlet Earthquake as part of a comprehensive long-term recovery program. 

Public Notices

Related Documents

Related Applicable Laws and Regulations

For more information about Alaska CDBG-DR Grants contact

Contact DCRA staff at cdbgdr@alaska.gov

Pauletta Bourne
Division of Community and Regional Affairs
Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
Location: Fairbanks
Phone: (907) 451-2721
Fax: (907) 451-2742
pauletta.bourne@alaska.gov

Anita Baker
Division of Community and Regional Affairs
Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
Location: Anchorage
Phone: (907) 269-4252
anita.baker@alaska.gov

Revised 06/25/2021

Content Reviewed 06/25/2021

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