Community Development Block Grant -Disaster Recovery Program
The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), especially, Saipan, Tinian, and Rota were severely impacted by two Typhoons in September and October of 2018. As a result, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has allocated $243,946,000 in Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG‐DR) Funds. The CNMI is required to develop an Action Plan and submit to HUD for approval a plan that details the use of funds and how it will address long term recovery efforts. The projects and activities the CNMI plan to undertake must be carried out in accordance with the HUD regulations and requirements. This action plan is comprised of the required components and includes: this Executive Summary, local needs assessment, connection to unmet needs, local programs and requirements, local consultation through a citizen participation plan, demographics, impacts and how it will address Housing, Infrastructure and the Economic Development, certifications, and other required attachments. This plan will provide the activities, programs, and projects needed by the Commonwealth to assist with its disaster recovery efforts sustained from back to back typhoons that destroyed and devastated its Islands.