​Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR)

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded Lee County $1,107,881,000 in funding to support long‐term recovery efforts following Hurricane Ian.  Lee County is required to submit an Action Plan to detail how funds will be allocated to address remaining unmet needs in Lee County. 

Lee County accepted public comment on the draft Action Plan between August 1, 2023, and August 31, 2023. This public comment period has concluded.

Action Plan for CDBG-DR

​Next Steps

Action Plan Executive Summary (Only the Executive Summary)
The executive summary of the Action Plan has been translated to Spanish to ensure access for households who may have limited English proficiency.  Executive Summary (Spanish)

​Program Handouts

CDBG-DR program applications are anticipated to be available in early 2024.
Applications are not currently being accepted.

CDBG-DR Project Table
​Individual Housing
​Housing Development
​Local Government
​Program Handounts (Spanish)

Understanding ​Community Development block grant - disaster REcovery 
​These disaster recovery funds must be used for necessary expenses related to disaster relief, long-term recovery, restoration of infrastructure and housing, economic revitalization, mitigation, and planning.

Each CDBG-DR activity must address a disaster-related impact (direct or indirect), be a CDBG eligible activity, and meet a CDBG national objective. 

At least 70% of the grant must be used for projects that benefit Low-to-Moderate Income households, which HUD defines as a family at or below 80% of Area Median Income. For example, in Lee County a single-person household would qualify at $47,700 or less per year, whereas the limit for total household income is $68,100 per year for a family of four.

Informational Flyer: Hurricane Ian Recovery CDBG-DR Funds



Federal Register 88 FR 32046
​May 18, 2023
​HUD's Interactive Guide to CDBG-DR
CDBG-DR Intro Presentation Lee County Board of County Commissioners
CDBG-DR Action Plan Development Workshop with Board of County Commissioners

Funding Breakdown

Disaster Allocation
Unmet Needs​

Citizen Participation

Citizen Participation Plan

Approved by the Board of County Commissioners on June 20, 2023.

To request language interpretation or document translation at no charge to the requestor, interested parties can contact Joan LaGuardia, (239) 839-6038, Florida Relay Service 711.

El Condado de Lee brindará servicios de traducción sin cargo a personas con idioma limitado del inglés. (Lee County will provide translation services free of charge to people with limited English language skills.)


Public participation meetings for federal Disaster Recovery funds planned throughout Lee County
​Press Release: Office of the County Manager
CDBG-DR Vendor Solicitation Overview

​Office of Strategic Resources and Government Affairs


​Regulations and requirements published in Federal Registry for $1.1 billion in recovery grants
​Press Release: Office of the County Manager
​Press Release: HUD News
​Lee Board of County Commissioners to receive HUD CDBG-DR allocation for Ian long-term recovery needs
​Press Release: Office of the County Manager

Lee County Low and Moderate Income Areas Map

Low Income Limits

​FY 2023 Income Limit Area
FY 2023 Income Limit Category

​Persons in Family ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ 

​Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL MSA
Low (80%) Income Limits ($)

Source: Program Parameters and Research Division, HUD

Hurricane Ian CDBG-DR Information 

Agenda Item Report - June 20, 2023
Item 23:  Approve CDBG-DR Financial Management and Grant Compliance Certification Submission to HUD

Additional program information will be added as it becomes available.

Agenda Item - September 19, 2023
Approve Submission of Required CDBG-DR Action Plan to HUD 

Agenda Item - September 5, 2023
Consider Revisions to Draft CDBG-DR Action Plan Based on Public Comment

Agenda Item Report - August 1, 2023
County Manager Administrative Item 3: Publish Draft CDBG-DR Action Plan to Accept Public Comment

Action Plan for CDBG-DR

Executive Summary
(Spanish) Executive Summary

CDBG-DR One Sheet
CDBG-DR Intro Presentation Lee County Board of County Commissioners
HUD Compliance Checklists
CDBG-DR Action Plan Development Workshop

dditional program information will be added as it becomes available.

Additional program information will be added as it becomes available.

Additional program information will be added as it becomes available.

Broad-Level Tier 1 Environmental Review of Lee County, Florida
Phase: Awarded Tetra Tech
Project Summary Package

RFP 230391BAG - CDBG-DR Program Management and Implementation Staff Augmentation
Phase: Advertised, Proposals Due July 31, 2023, by 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Project Details

RFP 230432BAG - CDBG-DR Individual Housing Programs Management and Implementation
Phase: Advertised, Proposeals Due August 14, 2023, by 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Project Details

Additional program information will be added as it becomes available.

Additional program information will be added as it becomes available.

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​Page Last Updated: 9/8/2023