Community Development Block Grants for Disaster Recovery
Community Development Block Grants - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) are implemented through the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Colorado’s Department of Local Affairs (DOLA). DOLA is the designated State agency to manage and administer the funds. DOLA’s Division of Local Government is charged with coordinating the effective investment of CDBG-DR funds to further Colorado’s recovery for any potential presidentially-declared disaster areas.
DLG acts as the central coordinator in the implementation of multiple disaster recovery programs through our partner agencies which include, but are not limited to, DOLA’s Division of Housing (DOH), DPS’s Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM), DOLA’s Community Resilience Office (CRO), the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA), and local governments throughout the state.
Disaster Resilience Rebuilding Program
Since 2018, twenty-seven state or federal natural disasters have been declared across Colorado and extensive property loss and environmental impact occurred. The Disaster Resilience Rebuilding Program was established to assist areas of Colorado impacted by those disasters. The program is available to assist homeowners, businesses, local governments and communities rebuild after natural disasters and is intended to help local communities and the state recover from the devastating physical and economic effects of natural disasters. The DRR Program includes three main areas to focus recovery efforts:
- Housing Recovery
- Economic Recovery
- Local Government and Neighborhood Recovery