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Grants Administration

Community Development Block Grants – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR)

The purpose of the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program is to provide funds for necessary expenses related to disaster relief, long-term recovery, restoration of infrastructure and housing, and economic revitalization in areas affected by major disasters.

In the Federal Register notice published on January 27, 2020 at 85 FR 4681, the State of Alaska received an allocation of $35,856,000 from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under Public Law 116-20 for FEMA Disaster No. 4413, the 2018 Cook Inlet Earthquake. This was further sub-allocated with $14,866,476 for Serious Unmet Housing Needs; $7,623,884 for Serious Unmet Business Needs, and $11,572,840 for Serious Unmet Local Infrastructure. HUD identified the Municipality of Anchorage, the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, and the Kenai Peninsula Borough as the only Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) eligible jurisdictions, in their entirety, and identified the Municipality of Anchorage as the “most impacted and distressed” area, which will receive 80% of the funding.

The State of Alaska has developed the CDBG-DR #4413, the 2018 Cook Inlet Earthquake, Action Plan as described in the Federal Register notices published on February 9, 2018 at 83 FR 5844, August 14, 2018 at 83 FR 40314, February 19, 2019 at 84 FR 4836, June 20, 2019 at 84 FR 28836 and 28848, and August 14, 2020 at 85 FR 50041 and the guidelines set forth by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery Program. This Action Plan is in alignment with the State of Alaska Hazard Mitigation Plan 2018 prepared and maintained by the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs/Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management(DMVA/DHS&EM). Also, this Action Plan is in alignment with the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation’s Consolidated Housing and Community Development Plan for the State of Alaska Five-Year Plan & Action Plan for State Fiscal Years 2021-2025 (Federal Fiscal Years 2020-2024), dated May 30, 2020.

This Action Plan will be available for public comment on this comprehensive website at a later date.

Federal Fiscal Year 2020 application materials will be available online in the near future

Note: the following documents must be viewed and printed with Adobe Acrobat. If this application is not already on your system, you can download a copy of this application free at: Adobe Acrobat READER

ATTENTION: You MUST download the PDF to your computer BEFORE you begin filling it in to save your information. Application documents are provided as fillable PDF forms. Some sections are limited by the number of characters and additional pages will be necessary.

FFY 2020 CDBG Letter of Introduction












Grant Related Resources


For more information about CDBG-DR Grants contact:

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
e-mail: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
e-mail: Anita.Baker@alaska.gov