The Oklahoma Department of Commerce - Community Development (ODOC/CD) has scheduled a CDBG Disaster Recovery Public Hearing In an effort to promote citizen participation in the CDBG DR Action Plan process. The public hearing will allow participants to review and provide comments on ODOC/CD’s proposed CDBG DR Action Plan. Once finalized, the CDBG DR Action Plan will be submitted to HUD for formal approval.
EVENT: CDBG-Disaster Recovery Public Hearing
LOCATION: Moore Norman Technology Center (South Penn Campus)
13301 S. Penn, Oklahoma City, OK 73170
Conference Room A
DATE & TIME: February 26, 2014, 9:00 AM
NOTE: The CDBG Disaster Recovery program is currently in a preliminary stage of development and no Action Plan has been approved by HUD. No disaster aid will be made available until the State's Disaster Recovery Plan is formally approved by HUD.
Written comments regarding the State CDBG Disaster Recovery Plan will be accepted via U.S. Postal mail or email from February 26, 2014 through March 19, 2014. Address as follows:
Oklahoma Department of Commerce
Attn: Steven Hoover / Community Development
900 N. Stiles Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73104-3234
Disaster aid for areas impacted by the Oklahoma storms that occurred from May 18 to June 2, 2013 will be provided through the US Department of Housing & Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Program to support long-term disaster recovery efforts in eligible FEMA designated disaster areas with demonstrated "unmet need." HUD’s supplemental CDBG disaster assistance is designed to cover "unmet needs", i.e., needs not otherwise covered by insurance, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) individual assistance, any approved SBA disaster loans or non-profit charity. HUD through the Oklahoma Department of Commerce / Community Development (ODOC/CD) will make available a total of 10.6 million dollars of disaster aid to state and local governments to meet housing, storm mitigation/resiliency and infrastructure needs beyond those addressed by other forms of public and private assistance.