Table 1. Funding history of Community Development Block Grant supplemental appropriations for Hurricane Katrina disaster relief.

Public law Funding Intended use of funds
P.L. 109-148. Department of Defense, Emergency Supplemental Appropriations to Address Hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico, and Pandemic Influenza Act, 2006 (December 30, 2005) US$11.5 billion (Louisiana receives $6.2 billion) Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma. Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for activities and necessary expenses related to disaster relief, long-term recovery, and restoration of infrastructure in the most impacted and distressed areas related to the consequences of hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico in 2005 in states for which the President declared a major disaster under title IV of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.). (119 Stat. 2780)
PL 109-234. Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Hurricane Recovery Act of 2006 US$5.2 billion (Louisiana receives US$4.2 billion) Second supplemental appropriation of CDBG funding for activities and necessary expenses related to disaster relief, long-term recovery, and restoration of infrastructure in the most impacted and distressed areas related to the consequences of hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico in 2005 in states for which the President declared a major disaster under title IV of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.). (119 Stat. 2780)
P.L. 110-116. Department of Defense Appropriations Act for FY2008 (November 2007) US$3 billion (for Louisiana) CDBG funding specifically for the State of Louisiana’s “Road Home” homeowner assistance program
Sources: Boyd (2006), HUD (2006)