On August 30, 2019, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published the Community Development Block Grant Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) Federal Register Notice 84 FR 45838. The Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas has been allocated with the sum of $16,225,000.
The CDBG-MIT funding will provide an opportunity to fortify resiliency measures to decrease the impact of future disaster events and other natural hazards in the following island municipalities: Saipan, Tinian, and Rota with a requirement of at least $8,125,000 be spent in the Most Impacted and Distressed (MID) Areas: Saipan and Tinian municipalities.
The CNMI, through the Northern Marianas Housing Corporation (NMHC), will utilize CDBG-MIT grant funds for mitigation activities that will increase resilience to disasters and reduce or eliminate the long-term risk of loss of life, injury, damage to and loss of property, and suffering and hardship, by lessening the impact of future disasters.
HUD definition of Mitigation
Activities that increase resilience and reduce or eliminate the long-term risk of loss of life, injury, damage to and loss of property, and suffering and hardship, by lessening the impact of future disasters.
Saipan, Tinian and Rota
HUD designated Most Impacted and Distressed (MID) Areas:
* Municipality of Saipan
* Municipality of Tinian
* 50% of allocation must be spent in MID Areas
* 50% of grant funds must be spent in 6 years from date of execution of contract with HUD
* 50% of grant funds must be spent on activities which benefit low- to moderate-income persons and households
* All grant funds must be spent within 12 years from date of execution of contract with HUD
TBD – CDBG-MIT Project Applications released
TBD – CDBG-MIT Webinar Trainings
TBD – Deadline for Submission of Project Applications
TBD – Award Decisions
For more information regarding application cycles or the status of an application, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (670) 233-9447/9448/9449/9450.
To Report Fraud, Waste and Abuse
All NMHC employees and contractor employees have a responsibility to report waste, fraud, and abuse within the agency. The public is also invited to share such concerns. If you suspect fraud, waste or abuse please call (670) 233-9447/9448/9449/9450.