Responding to the COVID-19 Outbreak with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Authorities [open pdf - 546KB]
From the Document: "In response to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, some in Congress have suggested using the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program as a vehicle for providing financial relief to states and communities. Congress has regularly instituted a special variant of CDBG for long-term disaster recovery, known as CDBG-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR). This Insight considers the potential role of CDBG and CDBG-DR as economic development countermeasures to the coronavirus outbreak."
CRS Insight, IN11277
Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/