CDBG-DR Program Management

IBTS has over ten years of experience working on Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) programs throughout the United States, including major, ongoing projects in New York related to Hurricane Sandy recovery. During this time, we have been the administrator for multiple housing and infrastructure programs with a team of CDBG-DR subject matter experts.

Our disaster recovery team members have over 400 years of combined CDBG-DR experience. Our experience has resulted in:

  • Over $30 billion in HUD CDBG-DR administration or management
  • Oversight and/or administration of over 68% of all the HUD CDBG-DR funding
  • Providing CDBG-DR assistance in 15 states
  • Assisted over 200,000 housing applicants
  • Providing assistance to hundreds of infrastructure and economic development projects

CDBG-DR Services and Capabilities

  • Needs assessment
  • Action plan development
  • Policy and procedure development
  • Program or homeowner eligibility
    • Case management and intake for housing programs
  • Program setup
  • Financial management
  • Create procurement policy and procedures
  • Establish and create construction standards
  • Construction Management
    • Construction inspections
    • Contractor oversight
    • Building code inspections
    • Progress inspections
  • Program closeout

Additional programs within CDBG-DR include:

  • Housing
    • Rehabilitation
    • Reconstruction
    • Infrastructure
    • Buyout
    • Rental assistance
    • Agriculture development
    • Building code training and enforcement

Our Work in Action

Hurricane Ike made landfall in September 2008, damaging or destroying a significant portion of homes in Harris County. Partnering with other firms who had CDBG-DR expertise, IBTS worked with the Harris County Community Services Department to assist residents whose homes had been damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Ike. With the goal of improving residents’ quality of life and restoring the region’s economy, the team provided grant management, administration, environmental review, monitoring, and closeout activities for Harris County.

With the incredible damage in the County, we performed damage assessments and work orders for over 1,800 residential homes under two programs. This work included scheduling directly with the homeowner, conducting an on-site damage assessment using a field tablet, performing a repair estimate utilizing the Xactimate® software platform, and delivering a completed work order for contractors to begin construction.

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