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Dingell Announces Over $16 Million In Equitable Disaster Recovery, Climate Resilience Funds for Dearborn

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) announced today $16,332,000 in Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help Dearborn recover from severe storms and flooding in June 2021 and build more climate-resilient infrastructure.

“Over the summer of 2021, Dearborn experienced heavy rainfall that led to severe flooding, power outages, and significant damage to homes and businesses,” said Dingell. “These storms are no longer “once-in-a-lifetime”—they have become our reality. This area has seen a growing number of severe storms and flood events over recent years. This critical funding from HUD will strengthen Dearborn’s recovery and help us build a more resilient and inclusive community.”

The Community Development Block Grant–Disaster Recovery grants provide federal funding to help rebuild the areas impacted by disasters and start the recovery process. These flexible grants help cities, counties, and States recover from Presidentially declared disasters, especially in low-income areas. Since CDBG-DR assistance may fund a broad range of recovery activities, HUD can help communities and neighborhoods that otherwise might not recover due to limited resources.

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