Disaster Recovery Resources
Established following the historic flood in June 2021, the City of Dearborn's Economic Development Department has received a $16 million grant for Disaster Recovery efforts for residents and the community. These funds are intended to help those whose homes were damaged by a federally declared disaster.
We are in the process of compiling all of the information and resources you will need. In addition, there will be more information available here, in Arabic and English, about the city's Action Plans and next steps.
The Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program was established to help states recover from Presidentially declared disasters, particularly in low-income areas. Congress may appropriate additional funding for CDBG "Disaster Recovery" grants to rebuild the affected areas and provide the funding necessary to start the recovery process.
HUD does not provide CDBG-DR funding directly to individuals or organizations. If you are interested in participating in this program, you need to contact your local municipal or county officials to find out how the program operates in your area.
The programs funded through the CDBG-DR award will address the State's unmet housing, infrastructure, planning, and economic development needs.
ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS/GRANTEES FOR CDBG-DR GRANTS
CDBG-DR grants benefit low-income residents in communities that have experienced a natural disaster. Grantees must use at least half of the funds for activities that benefit low and moderate-income individuals and families. Grantees may use CDBG-DR funding for recovery efforts involving housing, economic development, infrastructure, and prevention of future damage to the affected areas. These funds cannot duplicate funding from another agency.
Eligible governments must develop and submit an Action Plan for Disaster Recovery before receiving CDBG-DR grants. The Action Plan must describe the needs, strategies, and projected uses of the Disaster Recovery funds. Disaster Recovery waivers may include a streamlined citizen participation process relative to Action Plans and removing these plans from the grantee's Consolidated Plan needs assessments.