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Hurricane Irma

As we continue our recovery and cleanup efforts, please visit the Emergency website for the latest information on openings and closings in Miami-Dade County.

Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Initiative

As a result of Hurricanes Katrina and Wilma, Congress appropriated $11.5 billion of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding under the Military Construction Appropriations and Emergency Hurricane Supplemental Appropriation Act to five states for disaster relief, long term recovery, and the restoration of infrastructure related to these storms. As required by US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Florida Department of Community Affairs (DCA) developed the 2005 Disaster Recovery Initiative Action Plan which outlines program requirements for Florida communities.

Please contact the Planning Section Supervisor at 786-469-2100, if you should have any questions regarding this program, please contact the Planning Section Supervisor at 786-469-2100 or email

Round One

In June 2006, DCA announced the availability of approximately $16.1 million of 2005 Disaster Recovery CDBG (CDBG DRI) funds for the Miami-Dade County area. The Board of County Commissioners (BCC), by resolution R-1292-06, authorized Miami-Dade County to apply for grant funding from the 2005 DRI Florida Small Cities CDBG Program of DCA.

Round Two

In August 2007, Miami-Dade County was advised that US HUD and DCA made available a second round of CDBG disaster related funds through a supplemental appropriation addressing Hurricane Wilma, totaling more than $22 million for the Miami-Dade County area.  The Round Two allocation was approved by the BCC by resolution #R-1260-07 dated November 6, 2007.

Round Three

US HUD subsequently approved a supplemental appropriation of Hurricane Wilma DRI funding in 2006, through which Miami-Dade County was awarded an additional $2.951 million. 

Eligible activities for disaster recovery for the Round Two and Three funding were limited to the following:

  • Single- and Multi-family Housing Repair, Rehabilitation, or Replacement and Hardening
  • Infrastructure repair/improvement (damaged as a result of Hurricane Wilma)
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