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CDBG Disaster Recovery 2022

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2022 CDBG-DR Public Engagement Surveys

The 2022 CDBG-DR public engagement surveys are available now via the links below! Provide your feedback on how the State should use the funds for recovery.

¡Las encuestas de participación pública del programa CDBG-DR 2022 están disponibles! Usted puede dar su opinión como el Estado debería usar los fondos para la recuperación.

Para español, seleccione del menú desplegable en la parte superior derecha de la encuesta.

2022 CDBG-DR

On May 18th, 2023, a new Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) allocation notice was released by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in the Federal Register Notice (Vol. 88, No. 96, Page 32046. Public Law 117-80). Link to Notice.

Under the Federal Register Notice, Oklahoma is eligible to receive an allocation of $7,473,000 in disaster recovery funds for necessary expenses for activities authorized under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5301 et. Seq.) related to disaster relief, long-term recovery, restoration of infrastructure and housing, economic revitalization, and mitigation. Per the Federal Register Notice, the only areas in which the funding can be expended lie in Presidentially Declared Disaster areas of the state occurring during the incident period as defined under the applicable Disaster Declaration 4657 and 4670. Within these eligible areas, the Federal Register Notice requires that a minimum of $5,978,400 or 80% of the total State’s $7,473,000 CDBG-DR funding allocation must be expended on CDBG eligible disaster related activities in Okmulgee County and the Muscogee (Creek) OTSA. The remaining funding will be available for CDBG eligible disaster related activities in eligible counties as defined by Disaster Declaration 4657 and 4670.

The CDBG DR Program requires grantees to develop thoughtful recovery plans informed by local residents. 

Important Information for Residents

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Protect Yourself from Fraud and Abuse: After a disaster, scam artists, identity thieves, and other criminals often attempt to take advantage of disaster survivors: watch for and report any suspicious activity.

Please note that accessing CDBG-DR assistance is completely free. Report anyone attempting to collect fees for disaster recovery assistance or any other fraud, waste, or abuse to DisasterRecovery@okcommerce.gov, or to the HUD OIG. The CDBG-DR program is a federal grant, and there is no fee or cost for municipalities or residents to apply.

Commerce’s Anti-Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Policy can be found below.

Retain All Recovery Documents: Commerce advises subrecipients, the public, and potential applicants to retain all receipts documenting expenditures for recovery needs. All documentation regarding the recovery process should be retained, including FEMA reports and letters, receipts for the costs of repairs, itemized invoices from contractors, documentation of insurance payouts, images of damages and repairs, and any documentation of charitable donations.  This documentation can ensure that a household will get the maximum amount of assistance for which they are eligible.

CDBG-DR 2022 Action Plan and Public Hearing

The CDBG-DR 2022 Action Plan is now available for public comment. The public comment period is from November 9, 2023, to December 9, 2023. There will be a public hearing on the CDBG-DR 2022 Action Plan on November 28 on Zoom at 2 p.m.

The CDBG-DR 2022 Action Plan is the State’s plan for using $7.43 million allocated for disaster recovery after the May 2022 flooding, tornadoes and thunderstorms that impacted multiple counties and tribal nations. These funds are provided to the Oklahoma Department of Commerce from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, after being allocated to Oklahoma from Congress.

Written comments regarding the 2022 CDBG-DR Action Plan will be accepted until December 9, 2023. Comments regarding the Action Plan can be addressed by email or phone to disasterrecovery@okcommerce.gov or 405-343-3622. Comments can be mailed to:

Oklahoma Department of Commerce
ATTN: Disaster Recovery Team, Community Development Division
900 N. Stiles Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73104

Paper copies and translated copies are available upon request.

CDBG-DR 2022 Public Hearing

The CDBG-DR 2022 Public Hearing occurred on November 28, 2023 at 2 p.m. Slides from the hearing are available.

Location: Zoom

Online Zoom Meeting Link: https://okcommerce.zoomgov.com/j/1618735027?pwd=R25UMkd6VTNMU2dnOU1HS0Z4NUJ6dz09

Meeting ID: 161 873 5027

Passcode: 495720

Find your local number: https://okcommerce.zoomgov.com/u/acAcI3QNTX

To accommodate those with disabilities, a text telephone/teletypewriter (TTY) service is provided as an option. The communications assistant reads aloud the message you typed to the other party and types the other party’s voiced message and background sounds, if any, to you. This service is designed for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability. This relay service is available in English-to-English (800-722-0353) and Spanish-to-Spanish (800-662-4955). Further directions on using this service can be found at: https://hamiltonrelay.com/oklahoma/index.html. These services can also be provided in the form of braille and audio tape upon request.

Specific translation services for other languages are also provided as needed. If you require translation services or have other questions about the CDBG-DR 2022 Action Plan, please contact Rebecca LaVictoire at 405-343-3622 or by email at rebecca.lavictoire@okcommerce.gov.

Si necesita traducción al español, comuníquese con Jessica Izquierdo al 405-534-6814 o por correo electrónico a Jessica.izquierdo@okcommerce.gov.

Surveys:

The 2022 CDBG-DR public engagement surveys are available now via the links below! Provide your feedback on how the State should use the funds for recovery.

¡Las encuestas de participación pública del programa CDBG-DR 2022 están disponibles! Usted puede dar su opinión como el Estado debería usar los fondos para la recuperación.

Survey (English/Español) for residents and survivors of the disaster.

Survey (English/Español) for community organizations, local and tribal governments.

Para español, seleccione del menú desplegable en la parte superior derecha de la encuesta.

If you would like to stay up to date on this program and other disaster recovery efforts, you can sign up for our email list here.

Póngase en nuestra lista de correo electrónico si desea mantenerse informado sobre el programa CDBG-DR.

Residents impacted by the 2019 storms do not apply to the Oklahoma Department of Commerce (ODOC) directly. Residents are encouraged to speak with their Council of Government on how to apply. This document contains contact information for your county.

Procured Contracts

Duplication of Benefits Bid

The Oklahoma Department of Commerce (ODOC) invited the submission of a Statement of Qualifications to provide Duplication of Benefits analysis and verification services including the execution of Subrogation Agreements for the Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery program (CDBG-DR). Duplication of Benefit requirements are prescribed by Section 312 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Assistance and Emergency Relieve Act (42 U.S.C 5155).

Internal Audit

The Oklahoma Department of Commerce (ODOC) has employed an Internal Auditor to perform an internal audit of the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Program and its related components. The Internal Auditor will be responsible for the detection and prevention of fraud, waste, and abuse for the Disaster Recovery funds. If any fraud, waste or abuse is suspected, please email fraud@okcommerce.gov.

Federal Register Notice

On January 27, 2020, a new Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG DR) allocation notice was released by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in Federal Register Notice (Vol. 78, No. 43, Page 14329 Public Law 116-20).

Under the Federal Register Notice, Oklahoma is eligible to receive an allocation of $36,353,000 in disaster recovery funds for necessary expenses for activities authorized under title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5301 et. Seq.) to address long-term recovery needs, particularly in the area of housing recovery focusing on low and moderate-income beneficiaries. Per the Federal Register Notice, the only areas in which the funding can be expended lie in Presidentially Declared Disaster areas of the state occurring during the incident period as defined under the applicable Disaster Declaration 4438. Within these eligible areas, the Federal Register Notice requires that a minimum of $29,082,000 or 80% of the total State’s $36,353,000 CDBG DR funding allocation must be expended on CDBG eligible disaster related activities in Muskogee, Tulsa, and Sequoyah (74946 Area Code) counties. The remaining funding will be available for CDBG eligible disaster related activities in eligible counties as defined by Disaster Declaration 4438.

The CDBG DR Program requires grantees to develop thoughtful recovery plans informed by local residents. 

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