CDBG 2011 Tornado Disaster Recovery Action Plan

Duplication of benefits cdbg disaster recovery funds

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Duplication of Benefits CDBG disaster recovery funds will not be used for activities for which funds have been provided (or will be provided) from FEMA; the Small Business Administration; other local, state, or federal programs; insurance; or recovery support from private charity organizations. However, CDBG funds may be used to provide assistance to the extent that a disaster recovery need has not been met by other sources. In assuring that CDBG disaster recovery funds are used to meet needs that are not addressed by other sources of funds, applicants for assistance will be required to disclose all sources of assistance received or to be received. Each recipient of assistance will be required to sign a subrogation agreement. Minimizing Displacement from Use of CDBG Funds The Housing and Community Development Act requires that the State furnish citizens with its "plans for minimizing displacement of persons as a result of activities assisted with such funds and to assist persons actually displaced." 30
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1. Minimizing Displacement : The State will discourage applicants from designing programs that involve extensive displacement. Applicants should displace persons and businesses only when there is no reasonable alternative to accomplishing the purposes of their program. 2. Persons Actually Displaced : Applicants must plan for the probability of displacement in program design by requesting sufficient funds to accommodate the costs of displacement. Grantees will provide from CDBG disaster funds, or their own resources, for reasonable costs associated with any displacement necessary to carry out the purposes of the grantee’s program. In all cases, the grantee will follow the Uniform Relocation Act. Monitoring Procedures The State Tornado Disaster Recovery Funds will be administered by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA). ADECA has successfully administered Alabama’s Community Development Block Grant program since its inception in 1982, including previous disaster grants. The ADECA CDBG staff will oversee all activities and expenditure of funds to ensure full accountability, and staff will independently report to the Director of ADECA. ADECA’s Management and Implementation Manual for its regular CDBG program will be used throughout the implementation process and the existing monitoring procedure, to the extent appropriate, will be utilized. Copies of the current compliance monitoring checklists may be found on the ADECA webpage under Current Forms and Sample Documents at the following location: Sufficient monitoring standards and procedures are in place to ensure that program requirements including non-duplication of benefits are met, and to provide for continual quality assurance, investigation and internal audit functions. In addition the CDBG staff will remain adaptable to potential changes in its monitoring procedures, if necessary, due to the types of activities and their resulting implementation procedure.
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