Disaster Recovery Initiative (DRI)

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Butte County suffered devastating damage in the summer of 2008 from wildfires that ripped through several communities. After the wildfires the County applied for, and was awarded, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Recovery Initiative (DRI) funds to assist with rehabilitation from the wildfires. The County was awarded over $7.3 million to provide Housing Rehabilitation Loans to rehabilitate and reconstruct homes devastated by the wildfires, rehabilitate sections of Concow Road, provide an update to the Local Hazard Mitigation Plan and for work on the Safety Element of the County General Plan.