Community Development Block Grant-Mitigation Grant (CDBG-MIT)

Community Development Block Grant-Mitigation (CDBG-MIT)

On August 30, 2019, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published the Community Development Block Grant Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) Federal Register Notice 84 FR 45838. The State of West Virginia has been allocated $106,494,000.

The CDBG-MIT funding will provide an opportunity to fortify resiliency measures to decrease the impact of future flooding events and other natural hazards in the following counties:  Clay, Greenbrier, Kanawha, Nicholas, Fayette, Jackson, Lincoln, Monroe, Pocahontas, Roane, Summers, and Webster with a requirement of $53,247,000 to be spent in the Most Impacted and Distressed Counties to include Kanawha, Greenbrier, Nicholas and Clay.

The West Virginia Development Office (WVDO) will use Community Development Block Grant Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) grant funds for mitigation activities that will increase resilience to disasters and reduce or eliminate the long-term risk of loss of life, injury, damage to and loss of property, and suffering and hardship, by lessening the impact of future disasters.

HUD definition of Mitigation

Defined as those activities that increase resilience and reduce or eliminate the long-term risk of loss of life, injury, damage to and loss of property, and suffering and hardship, by lessening the impact of future disasters.

CDBG-MIT Counties

Clay, Greenbrier, Kanawha, Nicholas, Fayette, Jackson, Lincoln, Monroe, Pocahontas, Roane, Summers, and Webster

HUD designated Most Impacted and Distressed (MID) Counites:

  • Kanawha
  • Greenbrier
  • Nicholas
  • Clay
Grant Requirements:
  • 50% of allocation must be spent in MID counties
  • 50% of grant funds must be spent in 6 years from date of execution of contract with HUD
  • 50% of grant funds must be spent on activities which benefit low- to moderate-income persons and households
  • All grant funds must be spent within 12 years from date of execution of contract with HUD

TIMELINE

  • June 23 and June 25, 2020 – Public Hearings on Action Plan Development
  • July 2020 – Stakeholder Engagement
  • August 24, 2020 – Proposed Action Plan Published for Public Comment
  • August 24 – October 8, 2020 – Public Comment Period for Proposed Action Plan
  • Early September 2020 – Public Hearings on Proposed Action Plan
  • November 1, 2020 – Deadline for Action Plan submission to HUD

To Report Fraud, Waste and Abuse

All West Virginia employees and contractor employees have a responsibility to report waste, fraud and abuse within the agency. The public is also invited to share such concerns. To assist you, the West Virginia Disaster Recovery Office maintains a hotline to report your concerns. If you suspect fraud, waste or abuse please call (304) 553-0927.

Language assistance for persons who have limited English proficiency and special accommodations will be made available by contacting [email protected] . Please contact the WV Development Office for instructions to any of the online webinar meetings. WVDO does business in accordance with the Fair Housing Act (The Civil Rights Act of 1968, as amended by the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988) with equal access to all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, or disability.