Community Development Block Grants: Funding Issues in the 113th Congress [September 4, 2013] [open pdf - 323KB]
"The 112th Congress began, but did not complete, consideration of appropriation measures that would have provided full-year funding for the Departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development [HUD] and Related Agencies for FY2013, before adjourning. The 113th Congress took up consideration of HUD's FY2013 appropriations as part of a large measure providing consolidated appropriations for a number of federal departments. On March 26, 2013, the President signed into law P.L. 113-6, the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013. The act included $3.1 billion for CDF [Community Development Fund] activities. In late January 2013, Congress approved and the President signed P.L. 113-2, a disaster supplemental appropriation that included $15.2 billion for CDBG [Community Development Block Grant] disaster relief and recovery activities in response to Hurricane Sandy and other disasters. Both the CDF FY2013 regular appropriation and the CDF disaster funds were subject to 5% sequestration mandated by the Budget Control Act. This report will be updated as events warrant."
CRS Report for Congress, R43208
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