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HUD No. 09-084
Brian Sullivan
(202) 708-0685
FOR RELEASE
Wednesday
June 10, 2009
DONOVAN ANNOUNCES $3.7 BILLION IN DISASTER ASSISTANCE TO 11 STATES IMPACTED BY 2008 NATURAL DISASTERS
$312 million available to encourage States to reduce damages from future disasters

WASHINGTON - U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced HUD is allocating $3.7 billion in disaster aid to 11 States to help them recover from dozens of natural disasters last year. The emergency funding will support the States' long-term disaster recovery and is in addition to $2.4 billion HUD already allocated through its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. Donovan announced the additional funding following a tour of flood-damaged areas of Cedar Rapids, Iowa with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Governor Chet Culver and Congressman David Loebsack.

Donovan also announced that nearly $312 million is available to States that spend their existing funding on programs that reduce potential damages from future disasters. This Disaster Recovery Enhancement Fund is designed to encourage States to design forward-thinking recovery plans that will reduce the risks of loss of life and the extent of future damage.

The following states are receiving additional disaster recovery funds from HUD:

State
Today's Allocation
Prior 2008 Allocations
Total
Texas $1,743,001,247 $1,314,990,193 $3,057,991,440
Louisiana $620,467,205 $438,223,344 $1,058,690,549
Iowa $516,713,868 $281,987,957 $798,701,825
Indiana $253,340,079 $162,055,588 $415,395,667
Illinois $127,207,128 $59,325,555 $186,532,683
Missouri $78,625,549 $25,012,379 $103,637,928
Wisconsin $75,200,572 $49,097,341 $124,297,913
Tennessee $71,881,834 $20,636,056 $92,517,890
Arkansas $70,181,041 $25,042,358 $95,223,399
Florida $63,606,850 $17,457,005 $81,063,855
California $39,531,784 n/a $39,531,784
TOTAL $3,659,757,157 $2,393,827,776 $6,053,584,933