Disaster Recovery

Per U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding associated with the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008 (Public Law 110-252 approved June 30, 2008) for disaster relief of un-met needs resulting from severe storms and flooding in the State of Maine, the Office of Community Development distributed nearly $2.1 million in funding in areas designated as Presidential Disaster Areas.

Counties where the CDBG Disaster Recovery (DR) Funds were to be used were determined by the FEMA Declaration FEMA-1755-DR dated May 9, 2008 for Maine Severe Storms and Flooding. Two counties (Aroostook and Penobscot) were designated for individual and infrastructure assistance, and five for infrastructure help (Lincoln, Knox, Waldo, Somerset, and Piscataquis).

For more information regarding the dissemination of these DR Funds and their specific uses, please refer to the “Utilizing Supplemental CDBG Disaster Funding” link below.

Get more information on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development website.