Ida Assistance Program

Ida Housing Recovery Program


Hurricane Ida made landfall in New York on September 1, 2021, causing record-breaking rainfall and widespread flooding damage to nearly 12,000 homes and apartments throughout New York City, Long Island, and Mid-Hudson region. The Federal government has allocated up to $68m through CDBG-DR funding to support long term recovery efforts. Responses to the IDA NOFA/RFP are due on Friday, October 27, 2023 , at 3:00 PM (EST)

Housing Recovery and Reimbursement

The program is now accepting proposals from non-profits who can help homeowners make storm damage repairs and/or secure reimbursement for completed repairs. The non-profits must have the capacity to administer case management, environmental reviews (Tier 2), construction oversight, and closeout.

Up to $15.6 million will be awarded under the program. Reimbursements and repair costs for homeowners are capped at $50,000.

Resilient Investments through Support and Capital

The program is now accepting proposals from county/city/town governments; State agencies; Soil and Water Conservation Districts; public schools and universities; first responders, including volunteer fire and EMS districts; and/or non-profits. 

Up to $4 million will be awards to support pre-development activities to assist applicants in securing federal funding for flood mitigation and resiliency projects. Eligible activities include scientific studies, hydrology analyses, engineering design reports, conceptual design plans, and benefit cost analyses.

Applicants can submit either an application for direct funding for Planning Grants or for Technical Assistance Awards. Planning Grants are awarded directly to eligible applicants to manage. Technical Assistance Awards will be administered by RHC to coordinate the planning, pre-development, and capital fundraising activities.