In order to be eligible for funding, a project must include one or more of the activities listed below:
Registered non-profits or faith-based organizations in good standing and government entities can apply. The applicants must have a valid Tax Identification Number (TIN) and a Dun & Bradstreet registration number (DUNS#). Instructions for requesting a DUNS# is included with the CDBG application.
The ODR was created to serve as the center of coordination for the anticipated $8 billion of federal funding over the next few years to support recovery efforts from the 2017 Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) Hotline is a resource for Federal employees and the public to report allegations of employee corruption, civil rights and civil liberties abuses, program fraud and financial crimes, and miscellaneous criminal and non-criminal activity associated with waste, abuse or fraud affecting the programs and operations of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Allocated is the assignment of appropriated funds to specific states, territories, tribes or local units of government. It is the amount of funding set aside for specific projects/goals in advance of federal obligations.
An obligation is a binding agreement tied to award funding by the US government, which would result in outlay (money available to spend) in the immediate or near future. Obligations may cover the full immediate project cost or maybe phased in based on additional requirements needed for future project review.
Expended is the amount of available funds actually spent to accomplish the deliverables of a project.