Hurricane Ida Disaster Relief Funds (CDBG-DR)

Background on funding opportunity

The United States Congress, following disaster declarations by the Governor and President, has allocated $23.152 million to assist the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in rebuilding and recovering from the damage caused by Hurricane Ida. Eighty percent of funds, or roughly $18 million, must be spent between the two counties hit hardest by the hurricane- Montgomery and Delaware counties.

Before these funds can be utilized, the state must prepare and submit an action plan that identifies the unmet need remaining in the affected communities and propose activities - projects, and programs to build back better. In order to ensure this plan accurately reflects the needs and vision of those affected, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) is undertaking a broad community outreach effort to individuals, businesses, organizations, and agencies in the counties most affected by the impacts of Hurricane Ida. 

How to provide public comment on use of funds

DCED is providing multiple means for residents to share their story about the impacts of Hurricane Ida and set priorities for funding:

Public meeting schedule

For updated information and meeting links, please email DCED directly at

The meeting schedule is as follows:

  • Monday, October 3rd    10 am, 2 pm, 7 pm 
  • Tuesday, October 4th    10 am, 2 pm, 7 pm
  • Wednesday, October 5th    10 am, 2 pm, 7 pm
  • Thursday, October 6th    10 am, 2 pm, 7 pm
  • Tuesday, October 11th     10 am, 2 pm, 7 pm
  • Wednesday, October 12th    10 am, 2 pm, 7 pm (in person at 1430 Dekalb Street, Norristown, PA 19401, Community Room on the 1st floor of the Human Services Center)
  • Thursday, October 13th    10 am, 2 pm, 7 pm (in person at Delaware County Dept. of Emergency Services, Room 101360 North Middletown Road, Media, PA, 19063)
  • Friday, October 14th    10 am, 2 pm, 7 pm