HGA has worked with US states, territories, and entitlement jurisdictions to develop HUD consolidated plans, action plans, and action plan amendments for both disaster and non-disaster HUD programs. Our planning efforts help our clients to achieve their programmatic goals and keep the public engaged throughout the planning process. Grantees who are provided HUD Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR), and Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) funds are required to publish action plans that describe to the public and to HUD how they will use the funding. Action plans describe the programs and provide a framework for funding allocations. Action plans also describe how the program addresses short- and long-term goals, why the funds are needed, and how the funding will impact the community. A critical part of the action plan process is engaging the community and providing the public with numerous opportunities to provide input.
HGA was the first firm to support a grant recipient with the development of a CDBG-MIT action plan. We achieved this by leveraging our team’s deep programmatic knowledge of CDBG action plans and the steps that must be taken in order for HUD to accept an action plan, including robust public outreach and engagement. We help our clients through each phase of the action plan process, from assessing community needs, to determining and justifying an unmet need, to developing goals and programs to address recovery objectives. We help our clients meet their goals so that action plans can move from a vision into implementable projects that the public supports. We work with our clients to analyze the wide range of HUD-eligible activities and to determine the most applicable and relevant ones, so that recovery in the areas of housing, public infrastructure, and economic development can begin quickly and efficiently. Whether you want to increase community resiliency, provide public services, initiate housing rehabilitation and reconstruction, create affordable housing, expand public infrastructure, or engage in coastal restoration, HGA can assist you in developing your action plans and action plan amendments.