Citizen Participation Survey
Hurricane Ian devastated southwest Florida, making landfall on September 28, 2022 as a Category 4 hurricane with strong winds, heavy rainfall and severe flooding. Nearly a month-and-a-half later, Hurricane Nicole struck the east coast of Florida on November 10, 2022. It was announced in March of 2023 that, to help underserved communities in hard-hit areas recover from disasters, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has allocated $2.7 billion to communities throughout Florida. Orange County will receive a total of $219,712,000, to include $191,054,000 for unmet needs and $28,658,000 for mitigation, to address community impacts and damages associated with Hurricane Ian.
CDBG-DR is HUD funding provided as a special appropriation by Congress to assist with long-term recovery following a Presidentially-declared disaster. It is a flexible set of funds that allow to deploy funding to carry out a wide range of activities related to disaster relief, long-term recovery, restoration of infrastructure and housing, economic revitalization, and mitigation of risk associated with activities carried out for this purpose.
This webpage provides information related to the development of a CDBG-DR Action Plan and associated timeline, community engagement initiatives and many ways for Orange County residents to get involved, programs funded with CDBG-DR and program policies and procedures (more information to follow), quarterly reporting on expenditure of CDBG-DR funds and funded activities and outcomes, and procurement information.