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CDBG Disaster Recovery Public Hearing

CDBG Disaster Recovery Public Hearing via online virtual meeting
Date: July 23, 2020  
Time: 1:00 PM

For additional online virtual Public Hearing access information and a copy of the State’s CDBG DR Action Plan (Available July 20, 2020), please visit the State of Oklahoma Department of Commerce’s disaster recovery website.

Written and oral comments regarding the State CDBG DR Plan will accepted until August 24, 2020. Questions regarding the CDBG DR Public Hearing can be addressed by email or telephone to linda.goode@okcommerce.gov or 405-815-5351.

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.

Oklahoma Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Tornadoes, and Flooding (DR-4438)

Incident period: May 7, 2019 to June 9, 2019

Major Disaster Declaration declared on June 1, 2019

Counties Included: Alfalfa, Canadian, Cherokee, Craig, Creek, Delaware, Garfield, Kay, Kingfisher, Le Flore, Logan, Mayes, Muskogee, Noble, Nowata, Okmulgee, Osage, Ottawa, Pawnee, Payne, Pottawatomie, Rogers, Sequoyah, Tulsa, Wagoner, Washington, Woods

The CDBG DR Program requires grantees to develop thoughtful recovery plans informed by local residents. Learn more about CDBG DR and the State’s role in long-term disaster recovery at the State of Oklahoma Department of Commerce’s disaster recovery website: https://www.okcommerce.gov/reporting-compliance/cdbg-disaster-recovery-2019/.

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