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Community Development Block Grant Recovery Program
Disaster Recovery Action Plan

2013 Disaster Grant Award

Shelby County Government has been awarded $7,464,000 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to address recovery needs from the three storms that occurred in April of 2011.  A draft plan for the use of these funds is available for review and comment.  To access this plan

Click Here.  To access the most recent quarterly report Click Here.

2010 Disaster Grant Award

Shelby County Government is being awarded $1,212,788.00 through the Supplemental Appropriations Act 2010, (Public Law 111-212, approved November 10, 2010) for disaster relief of unmet need resulting from severe storms and flooding that impacted Shelby County form April 30, 2010 and continuing thereafter as described in the Disaster Summary for FEMA-1909-DR, Tennessee published on May 4, 2010. 

Public Notice

 Amendment to the Shelby County Department of Housing
Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program 

Certified as an urban county Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) entitlement community by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Shelby County is proposing the following amendments to its 2010 CDBG Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program.  This amendment is being made in order to fully utilize CDBG-DR funds for the long-term disaster recovery efforts in Shelby County, Tennessee.  

  1. Shelby County will cancel Activity SRRCBS-01-CT202 (Shelby Road/Royster Creek Bank Side Project) budgeted at $55,000.00 and SRRCDS-01-CT202 (Shelby Road/Royster Creek Ditch Side) budget at $48,274.75. These funds will be redirected to the Activity 4.001 (Emergency Relief Pumping Station) budgeted at $1,000,000.00 and Activity 5.001 (Upper Newport Drainage Channel Repair/Improvements) budgeted at $247,270.00.  The current funding for both of these projects is $1,247,270.00.  Both Activity 4.001 and 5.001 are linked together as a long-term recovery effort directly associated with the 2010 Disaster Declaration for Shelby County.  This represents a total of $103,274.75 from the cancellation of Activities SRRCBS-01-CT202 and SRRCDS-01-CT202 which will be redirected to Activities 4.001 and 5.001.  
  2.  Shelby County will redirect $104,368.00 from the Infrastructure Restoration and Recovery Pool to Activities 4.001 and 5.001 (Emergency Relief Pumping Station and Upper Newport Drainage Channel Repair/Improvements).  This redirection of funds is the result of all other activities budgeted under the Infrastructure Restoration  and Recovery Pool having been completed as outlined in the Disaster Plan.  These funds represent the balance of funds remaining in the pool now that all activities are complete.

 As a result of this amendment, total funds available for Activity 4.001 (Emergency Relief Pumping Station) and Activity 5.001 (Upper Newport Drainage Channel Repair/Improvements) will increase from $1,247,270.00 to $1,454,912.00 (an increase of 17%).  This amendment will allow these two large interconnected recovery efforts to be completed and will fully utilize disaster grant funds for recovery efforts in the City of Millington.  

 Public comments on this amendment will be accepted through March 23, 2015. Comments may be made in writing to Scott Walkup at Shelby County Department of Housing, 1075 Mullins Station Road, Memphis, Tennessee 38134; by calling Mr. Walkup at 901-222-7610; or by email to
                                                        Mark H. Luttrell, Jr., Mayor 

                                                         Shelby County, Tennessee

Attest:  Jim Vazquez, Administrator 
             Shelby County Department of Housing


These are eligible CDBG activities under 24 CFR  570.201(c) Public facilities and improvements  and 570.206 General Program Administration meeting the national objective criteria found at 24 CFR  570.208(a)(1) Activities benefiting low- and moderate-income persons and 570.208(c) Activities designed to meet community development needs having a particular urgency.

For the Original Disaster Recovery Action Plan Click Here

For the most recent quarterly report Click Here.


Para mas información en Español, por favor llame al 901-222-4289.

Vasco A. Smith, Jr. County Administration Building • (901) 222-2300
160 North Main Street Memphis TN 38103
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