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  • Writer's pictureCaroline Winter

Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery is requesting public comment. Due 8/8/2023

Opportunity Title:

Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery



Description:

The scope and severity of damage wrought by the 2020 and 2021 wildfires is difficult to overstate. These back-to-back years of devastating wildfires ignited as the state continues to recover from the historic back-to-back fire seasons in 2017 and 2018, which impacted dozens of counties across northern and southern California.

The 2020 wildfires claimed 31 lives, destroyed more than 10,000 buildings, burned more than 4 percent of the state’s land mass, prompted FEMA IA declarations for 22 counties, and forced the evacuation or displacement of tens of thousands of residents.

The 2020 fires also dealt a severe blow to California’s financial resources and recovery infrastructure, which were already beleaguered by the slew of earlier fire and fire-related environmental disasters and the global COVID-19 pandemic. According to the National Interagency Fire Center, Federal wildfire suppression costs in the United States have spiked from an annual average of about $425 million from 1985 to 1999 to $1.6 billion from 2000 to 2019. In California, suppression costs have nearly doubled over the last decade from the previous one, with CAL FIRE estimating $700 million in spending for the 2019/2020 fiscal year.



Eligibility:

For DR-4610 only, individual owners of single-family homes at the time of the qualifying disaster will be eligible for the Single Family Reconstruction Program for the purpose of reconstructing single-family rental units if they meet the following criteria and applicants who are owner-occupants



Comments Deadline:

August 8, 2023





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