WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced today that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is making a $5.2 million upward revision to Louisiana’s allocation of Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funding in response to Hurricanes Laura and Delta. This brings Louisiana’s total CDBG-DR allocation from $594,931,000 to $600,131,000.
The funds are made available through a supplemental disaster bill, which passed with Congressman Higgins’ support last September. The bill included $5 billion for the CDBG-DR program with over $2 billion having been allocated to date. Future allocations remain possible, and Congressman Higgins has called for additional support in subsequent allocation rounds.
This week, HUD also released a notice for allocations and implementation of CDBG-DR funding. This includes spending guidelines for state and local government entities. Further documentation is available here.
Congressman Higgins issued the following statement:
“We’ve now delivered over $2 billion in federal recovery funding for Hurricanes Laura and Delta. This upward revision to Louisiana’s share of HUD disaster block grant funding is welcome news. However, it still falls short of Louisiana’s total unmet needs. My office will continue to push for additional resources and priority consideration for Louisiana in future allocation rounds.”