New York State will soon administer funding made available by the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Program (CDBG-DR). This disaster recovery funding will be made available in the near future for the region; including Nassau and Suffolk counties in particular. Consistent with the program, Nassau and Suffolk County municipalities will be eligible to apply for funding in 3 major categories. These include Housing (rebuilding more resilient residences and energy systems); Economic Development (structural damage to businesses, relocation and general loss of business); and Infrastructure (including wastewater treatment facilities, transportation and State and local government facilities).
The U.S. Office of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will administer a minimum of $1.3 billion of a total of $1.7 billion available for housing projects in New York State to the counties of Nassau, Suffolk and Rockland. The first round of funding will include $250 million allocated to public infrastructure and facilities and local government support. Eligible infrastructure projects include water/wastewater treatment facilities; storm sewers; flood control mitigation projects; streets and sidewalks; and other public infrastructure. This program presents an opportunity to work with our existing clients to identify needs and assist in development of eligible plans and projects in Nassau and Suffolk Counties where the majority of funding will be allocated.