Construction on CDBG-DR project in Maywood, Illinois.

Disaster Recovery

DPD was awarded Federal Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funding related to severe flooding that occurred in the Spring of 2013 in suburban Cook County.

CDBG-DR Design/Engineering Grant Program - Guide and Application

This grant program will support the design and engineering costs related to identified stormwater issues in municipalities and unincorporated areas of suburban Cook County that sustained flooding in April-May 2013. The goal of the program is to help applicants develop projects that are shovel-ready and can then proceed to implementation with local funding or by seeking project funding from Cook County or other funders as appropriate, such as the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD), Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways (CCDOTH), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), or the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR).  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, and all funds must be spent by July 31, 2019. 

CDBG-DR Action Plan and Amendments

Quarterly Performance Reports

2017

2016

2015

2014

Disaster Resilience

As a CDBG-DR funding recipient, DPD was invited by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to apply for additional disaster resources through the National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDRC). Along with an array of public, private, and non-profit partners, DPD submitted a Phase One application in early 2015. DPD advanced to the second and final round and submitted a Phase Two application in late 2015. While DPD's application for funding was ultimately not awarded, the related application effort facilitated new collaborations and strengthened existing partnerships. DPD continues to work to promote disaster recovery and resilience.