CDBG_Disaster Recovery

​​​​​​​​​​On October 4, 2018, the State of Wisconsin requested a presidential declaration of a major disaster pursuant to Section 401 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act.  The request for declaration followed the severe storms, flooding, landslides, straight-line winds, and tornadoes that occurred August 17 - September 14, 2018.  Counties impacted included Adams, Crawford, Dane, Dodge, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Juneau, La Crosse, Marquette, Monroe, Ozaukee, Richland, Sauk, and Vernon counties for both Public Assistance and Individual Assistance; Iron County for Public Assistance only; and Columbia, Jefferson and Washington counties for Individual Assistance only.​

On January 27, 2020, HUD published notice in the Federal Register that the State of Wisconsin was to receive Federal CDBG-Disaster Recovery assistance.  The funding amount anounced in the January 27, 2020 Federal Register was later corrected to $15,355,000 in federal assistance.  

CDBG-Mitigation Award – Public Hearing

The Wisconsin Department of Administration, Division of Energy, Housing and Community Resources (DEHCR) will hold a Telephonic Public Hearing to solicit public feedback and input for the Action Plan for the 2018 Community Development Block Grant – Disaster (CDBG-MIT) Award.  The State of Wisconsin was notified it received a CDBG-MIT award totaling $980,000 pursuant to storm damages that occurred in 2018 in the following counties: Adams, Crawford, Dane, Dodge, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Ozaukee, Iron, Juneau, La Crosse, Marquette, Monroe, Richland, Sauk and Vernon.  The purpose of the Public Hearing is to take testimony on the use of the CDBG-MIT funding in the above impacted counties.  The Public Hearing starts the 45-day Public Input period. 

The Public Input Session will take place on Tuesday, December 7th, 2021 telephonically from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Those wishing to attend shall call in to (608) 571-2209 and input passcode: 222052186#. 


If you have any questions, concerns, or need accommodations (we request at least one week notice to provide for accommodations) – please contact Landon Williams.  For additional information or to submit written comments on the CDBG-MIT Action Plan, please contact:

Landon Williams

Division of Energy, Housing and Community Resources

Department of Administration

P. O. Box 7970, Madison, WI  53707-7970

Phone: (608) 267-9376


​Written comments must be received by 4:00 p.m. on January 21, 2022 for inclusion in the Action Plan.​

2018 CDBG-Mitigation-DRAFT Action Plan

CDBG-Disaster Recovery Awards

To date, DEHCR has made CDBG-DR awards to the entities listed in the link below under the CDBG-Disaster Recovery heading.  As further awards are made, DEHCR will update the link.

CDBG-DR Awards Made 

Notice of Funding Availability


Notice of Funding Availability - Round Two

 CDBG-DR NOFA - Round Two

Housing Requirements

CDBG-DR Application Training

​DEHCR held a training opportunity for interested parties to learn more about eligibility and requirements for submitting an application.  Please click here ​to view a recording of the training.

​Most Impacted and Distressed - Designation Update

Based on public input received coupled with best available data, the State of Wisconsin asked HUD to add Vernon county to the list of Most Impacted and Distressed (MID).  HUD notified the State of Wisconsin that good cause exists to make that update and Vernon County has been designated as a MID area.  Letter from HUD

#2: CDBG-DR Action Plan-Amended

​HUD approved the State's amended Action Plan for Disaster Recovery funding.  Copies of the are available at DEHCR or the link below. 

2018 CDBG-DR Action Plan - Amended

​#1 CDBG-DR Action Plan-Original Approved Plan

2018 CDBG-DR Action Plan


Unmet Needs Analysis

​Unmet Needs Analysis 

Implementation Plan and Capacity Assessment

​Implementation Plan and Capacity Assessment