Plan Released For Distribution Of $1.77 Billion For Hurricane Sandy Recovery – Comments Wanted!

The Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery Program (CDBG-DR) Partial Action Plan A, a catchy name if we’ve ever heard one, has been released by Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The plan describes the way the first round of federal funding the city has received for Sandy recovery – a sum of $1.77 billion –  will be distributed. This is the plan for only the first round of funding.

The $1.77 billion will be divided with $720 million going to housing programs, $325 million going to business programs, $400 million going to infrastructure and other city services and $327 million going to resilience. A more detailed account of how the money will be distributed is available at

According to a press release, a fourteen day comment period is in effect until April 5 in which people can give their input on Partial Action Plan A . The comments will be considered before the plan is submitted to the Federal government.

Comments may be submitted by calling 311 or by sending written comments to the Mayor’s Office of Operation located at 253 Broadway, 10th floor, New York, NY 10007.


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