HUD approved Puerto Rico’s $1.5 billion disaster recovery plan funded by the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program. The plan addresses unmet needs following Hurricanes Irma and Maria, including $1 billion for housing, $145 million for economic revitalization and $100 million for infrastructure. In September 2017, Congress appropriated $7.4 billion for the CDBG-DR Program; HUD allocated $1.5 billion of that money to Puerto Rico earlier this year. Congress subsequently appropriated an additional $28 billion for CDBG-DR, of which HUD allocated $18.5 billion to Puerto Rico — the largest CDBG-DR allocation on record. However, the Federal Register notice guiding those funds have yet to be released. See Enterprise’s blog post for more information on CDBG-DR funding.
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