HUD allocates nearly $120 million for April 27 recovery

U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan Wednesday announced the allocation of nearly $120 million throughout the State of Alabama to help communities in their recovery efforts from severe storms, tornadoes and flooding in 2011.

The grants, part of $514 million allocated among nine states nationwide, are provided through HUD's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program to support long-term disaster recovery efforts in areas with the greatest extent of 'unmet need.'

HUD will allocate $49,157,000 to the State of Alabama to support long-term disaster recovery throughout the hardest-hit areas.

HUD will also provide $43,932,000 directly to City of Tuscaloosa; $17,497,000 to the City of Birmingham; and $9,142,000 to Jefferson County to recover from severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding in the Spring of 2011.

The funding announced today supplements the nearly $56 million HUD allocated throughout Alabama in January of 2012.

INFORMATION SOURCE: Housing and Urban Development