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CDGB Disaster Recovery: States, Cities, and Denials of Funding, Virtual Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on Financial Services, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventeenth Congress, First Session, July 15, 2021   [open pdf - 43MB]

This is the July 15, 2021 virtual hearing on "CDGB [Community Development Block Grant] Disaster Recovery: States, Cities, and Denials of Funding," held before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services. From the opening statement of Tom Emmer: "The Community Development Block Grant Disaster Relief (CDBG-DR) Program is designed to address unmet needs of our most vulnerable communities, to help lower- and moderate-income people, and to help small businesses fully recover from the most severe natural disasters. It is one of several ways that Congress and the Federal Government assist in the local recovery process. Currently, this program lacks the proper oversight needed to succeed in this endeavor, so we frequently see instances where these funds are misused, and our government struggles to swiftly distribute billions of dollars in disaster relief to those who need it most. [...] As we will explore in this hearing, communities are currently left without a clear understanding of where to turn and how to properly access the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery funds. If codified, this program will establish a clear, streamlined structure so that all parties involved in distributing relief to communities understand the processing guidelines." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Stephen Begg, Carol Haddock, Lina Hidalgo, Heather Lagrone, and Sarah Saadian.

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Serial No. 117-38
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2021
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Public Domain
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U.S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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