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2016 Flood Events - Disaster Recovery

In June 2016, the state of West Virginia suffered record breaking amounts of rainfall causing catastrophic flooding across 17 counties. The flooding caused widespread damage to housing, businesses, and infrastructure in an event that the National Weather Service has deemed “historic” and “extremely rare.” Ultimately, 12 counties in West Virginia were declared major disaster areas by President Obama on June 25, 2016 (DR-4273). The Continuing Appropriations Act of 2017 (Pub. L. 114 – 223 and Pub. L. 114-254) was subsequently enacted to appropriate federal funds specific to this disaster relief. Pursuant to this Act, the State of West Virginia was notified by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that it would receive two allocations totaling $104,280,000 in Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funding for recovery programs stemming from Federal Disaster 4273 to address unmet needs as a result of the flood. As a condition for receiving Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funding, the State was required to draft an action plan which outlined the uses and activities of the funds. The State published its initial action plan on April 21, 2017 and it was approved by HUD on June 1, 2017.

Then, on May 5, 2017, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017 (Public Law 115-31) was enacted to appropriate additional federal funds for disaster relief. With this Act, West Virginia received noticed that an additional $45,595,000 in Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funding was being awarded to address continued unmet needs. The State published a substantial amendment to the original action plan on October 20, 2017 as a condition for receiving the additional $45,595,000 in funding and is currently awaiting its approval from HUD. The action plans and citizen participation opportunities can be found below.

The programs funded through the CDBG-DR award address the State’s unmet housing, infrastructure, planning, and economic development needs as allowable under the program requirements. Program activities support recovery efforts in the 12 Presidentially declared disaster-impacted counties, with a majority of the funds going to the HUD-determined most impacted and distressed counties of Clay, Greenbrier, Kanawha, and Nicholas. The grant requires that 70% funds benefit low- and moderate-income persons.

ACTION PLANS

2016 West Virginia CDBG-DR Action Plan DRAFT

2016 West Virginia CDBG-DR Action Plan DRAFT - Español


2016 West Virginia CDBG-DR Action Plan Amendment 1 DRAFT

2016 West Virginia CDBG-DR Action Plan Amendment 1 DRAFT - Español

 

CITIZEN PARTICIPATION

2016 Flood Recovery Citizen Participation Opportunities

To ask a question, submit a comment, or request a translation of a document, please contact DisasterRecovery@WV.gov


Notice of Action Plan Public Meetings


Presentation from Action Plan Public Meetings


Presentation from Substantial Amendment to Action Plan Public Meetings

 

REPORTS

QUARTERLY REPORTS

 

PROCUREMENT

PROCURED CONTRACTS AND PURCHASE ORDERS

STATE'S PROCUREMENT POLICIES AND PROCEDURES