Civix Experts Encourage CDBG-DR Grantees to Take Advantage of Early Access to Funding for Administrative Costs

NEW ORLEANS – HUD has extended a unique opportunity to grantees of the 2020 CDBG-DR allocation. They can now access funding for administrative costs earlier than usual.

“It’s never too soon to have grant experts engaged and providing technical assistance, improving operational readiness, and adding capacity, especially considering the tight timelines inherent in disaster recovery grant management,” says Civix Vice President Ted Guillot. “Incorporating lessons learned and best practices from experienced grants managers early on can help grantees avoid pitfalls, ensure alignment of implementation plans and Action Plans, and ultimately, ensure a more successful long-term recovery.”

The new rule in the Federal Register allowing grantees to tap into up to five percent of grant funds earlier in the process is likely aimed at helping them design the most impactful, compliant programs – quickly, Guillot explains. These funds are especially valuable for new grantees, as well as those that are inexperienced in new HUD requirements and those without the capacity to manage a new grant. 

Civix has helped state and local governments recover from some of the largest disasters in recent history, and it is a trusted technical assistance provider for HUD. To explore how Civix may be able to help you access administrative funding, contact Ted Guillot, Civix Vice President of Community Planning & Resilience at [email protected] or 504.304.0733.