Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Missouri Announces Plans for Disaster Relief Supplement to CDBG

The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) today announced that the state’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Action Plan is now available for supplemental CDBG funding for disaster recovery due to weather-related events that occurred in May and June 2008.

This funding, authorized under the Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2008, can assist local governments with disaster recovery efforts in federally declared disaster areas. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has allocated $11,032,438 to Missouri. The CDBG program will administer these funds. By statute, the funds are only available for eligible projects in those federally declared counties.

The plan is available for public review on the Division of Business and Community Services website ( Public comments will be accepted until December 24.

DED will sponsor a public meeting to discuss this supplemental appropriation from 9 am to noon on December 18 in Room 492 of the Harry S. Truman Building, Jefferson City.

For more information, contact Andy Papen, compliance manager in the Division of Business and Community Services, at 573-751-3600.

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