What is a Community Development Block Grant for Disaster Recovery?

HUD provides flexible grants to help cities, counties, and States recover from Presidentially declared disasters, especially in low-income areas, subject to availability of supplemental appropriations. In response to Presidentially declared disasters, Congress may appropriate additional funding for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program as Disaster Recovery grants to rebuild the affected areas and provide crucial seed money to start the recovery process. Since CDBG Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) assistance may fund a broad range of recovery activities, HUD can help communities and neighborhoods that otherwise might not recover due to limited resources.


How can I learn more about HUD's Disaster Recovery Grant?

Public Law 116–20 provided supplemental appropriations for the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program to include an allocation to the County of Kauai in connection with the April 2018 Flooding Disaster. The County of Kauai Housing Agency has authority under Executive Order 94-3 and HRS_0127A et seq. to provide disaster assistance as part of its mission to provide greater opportunities for affordable housing and to support community development for residents of the County of Kauai.  

A CDBG-DR Fact Sheet published by HUD contains an overview of the program.  For more information on the CDBG-DR Program please visit HUD's informative web page dedicated to Disaster Recovery.


Where can I find information about the April 2018 Disaster?

Please visit the Kauai Emergency Management Agency website for additional information regarding the April 2018 Disaster involving National Record Rainfall, Flooding and Landslides. 


What do I need to know about preparing for an emergency or a disaster?

Kauai Emergency Management Agency provides information on preparing for an emergency as well as preparing for a natural disaster such as a flood, hurricane or tsunami with guidance on evacuation. 


Where can I obtain updates regarding Kuhio Highway repairs related to the disaster?

 The Hawaii Department of Transportation Highways Division provides details on the emergency repairs to Kuhio Hwy.


Will there be information available about the plan Kauai County Housing Agency is developing to utilize the CDBG-DR funds?

The County of Kauai Housing Agency will be developing an Action Plan covering grant requirements, program objectives, eligible use of funds and projects or activities selected for funding.  The Action Plan and any amendments to the plan require HUD approval and will be published on this web page.  


Where do I direct questions, comments or concerns about the CBDG-DR Grant Program?

Email: disasterrecovery@Kauai.gov 

Call: (808) 241-4444 and ask to speak to the CDBG-DR Coordinator

Visit: the Housing Agency Mon-Fri from 9am-3pm at: 4444 Rice Street | Suite 330 | Lihue | Kauai | Hawaii | 96766 

Mail: Kauai County Housing Agency | 4444 Rice Street | Suite 330 | Lihue | Kauai | Hawaii | 96766

All inquiries will be responded to within 10 working days.  

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