37 minutes | Apr 23rd 2020

Navigating COVID-19 #5: Additional funding options

HUD’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding supports state and local governments in their community development and housing missions. It’s also used for disaster relief (CDBG-DR) and mitigation efforts (CDBG-MIT). The COVID-19 pandemic and the CARES Act have introduced a new category of CDBG funds that grantees can take advantage of in their pandemic recovery efforts—CDBG-CV. In this episode of our Navigating COVID-19 podcast, three ICF experts explain how grantees can leverage new and existing federal funding options for COVID-19 recovery efforts, and how to navigate changing rules and procurement requirements in light of the pandemic. Kelly Price, vice president of community development; Deborah Siefert, senior disaster recovery consultant; and Karolyn Gardner, vice president of contracts and pricing, discuss how HUD is implementing the COVID-19 CARES Act funding and share advice and procurement best practices with grantees. Moderated by Marko Bourne, vice president of disaster management and former director of policy at FEMA. We've also published a list of helpful resources compiled by our disaster management experts to provide clarification on relevant response and recovery topics: https://www.icf.com/insights/disaster-management/covid-19-resources

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