Community Development and Disaster Recovery



What is CDBG-DR?

CDBG-DR is a program through HUD that provides flexible grants to help cities, counties, and states recover from disasters, especially in low-income areas. In response to disasters, Congress may devote additional funding for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program as disaster recovery grants to rebuild the affected areas and provide money to start the recovery process. Through CDBG disaster recovery (CDBG-DR) assistance, HUD helps communities and neighborhoods that otherwise might not recover due to limited resources.

Preparing for a severe weather event

After a severe weather event like an F-5 tornado or a catastrophic hurricane, is your city ready to react and rebuild?

What a city does in the first days and weeks after a disaster may limit its ability to receive federal funding. That means it's important for your community to start planning now, before the worst happens. Resilience can be incorporated into municipal infrastructure before a natural disaster, and federal and state funding is available to help.

Recovering from a disaster

In recent years, we've seen disasters occur at greater frequency and magnitude than the United States has previously experienced. Affected communities find themselves competing for scarce recovery resources and staff. When that happens, your community needs a partner who understands how to leverage and apply all available funding sources. Our team has decades of expertise in redevelopment and HUD program management funded with highly restricted state and federal funds, including HOME, NSP, and CDBG. We're experienced in infrastructure, affordable housing, business district revitalization, federal real estate, sustainable development, disaster recovery services, and grant compliance and monitoring tools.

Making the most of funding

Our CDBG team has a deep understanding of all federal entities, and we will ensure that your community has access to all available funds. Some potential grant resources include:

  • CDBG 
  • CDBG-DR 
  • CSBG 
  • CDBG-NDRC 
  • Rural USDA 
  • NOAA 
  • SBA 
  • Department of Labor Grants 

With decades of experience in winning federal grant funds for clients, NMA can guide your community through the development and use of waivers, action plans, and action plan amendments. And we'll leverage a comprehensive program integrity system to make sure that whatever funds you are awarded, you keep.

How can we help?

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As a subcontractor, Nan McKay & Associates ran one of the most successful CDBG-DR home buyer assistance programs in the country. We began administering the program in a Midwest city in early 2014, and our team implemented highly successful operational efficiencies, enabling the city to provide more than $12 million of assistance for nearly 500 closings.



Resilience strategies

Program integrity: Big-picture focused


  • Strategy
  • Program management
  • Financial management
  • Compliance and reporting
  • Communication
  • Coordination

Program integrity: Procurement


  • Procurement standards
  • Federal regulations

Infrastructure: Resilience-focused


  • Damage assessments 
  • Project management 
  • Design oversight 
  • Procurement 
  • Construction management 
  • Resilience 
  • Hazard mitigation

Community: Development-focused


  • Housing programs
  • Social services 
  • Community development 
  • Economic development 
  • Neighborhood revitalization


About our CDBG team

Nan McKay & Associates has been helping agencies, cities, and communities solve tough problems since 1980. Our team of experts is ready to assist with:

  • Land use planning 
  • Down payment assistance 
  • Compliance monitoring 
  • Emergency plan for disasters 
  • Construction and contract management 
  • Housing rehabilitation 
  • Renovation and redevelopment in communities 

NMA can be the prime on any project and manage subcontractors who will take care of the infrastructure. We’ll help create a transformative impact in your community, improve the lives of low- and moderate-income residents, develop strategies to bring resources together, and implement your program effectively, increasing the likelihood of successful projects. It’s what we’ve been doing for more than 35 years.

Contact Us

1810 Gillespie Way, Suite 202 
El Cajon, CA 92020
Phone: 800-783-3100
Fax: 619-258-5791
Email: sales@nanmckay.com



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