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Most Impacted Counties

Harris County Method of Distribution

On June 17, 2016, in the Federal Register, Vol. 81, No. 117 (Public Law 114-113), the state of Texas was allocated approximately $22 million in Community Development Block Grant disaster recovery (CDBG-DR) (Public Law 114-113) and on August 7, 2017, in the Federal Register, Vol. 82, No. 150 (Public Law 115-31), the State of Texas was allocated approximately $11 million in additional CDBG-DR funding to be used in the recovery of the most impacted counties through the Presidentially declared disasters in May/June 2015 and October 2015.

The amount allocated to Harris County and affected jurisdictions by the GLO was $4,307,895 (except the city of Houston, which received a direct CDBG-DR allocation from HUD). As determined by the GLO's Needs Assessment, 68 percent or $2,929,368 must be spent on infrastructure, planning and economic development activities and 32 percent or $1,378,527 must be spent on housing activities.

Questions regarding the development of Harris County’s Method of Distribution or any of the tools for its development should be directed to Harris County.

 

Harris County contact information:

Christy Lambright at Christy.Lambright@csd.hctx.net
Janeen Spates at Janeen.Spates@csd.hctx.net
Main Phone line is 713-578-2000
Website: https://csd.harriscountytx.gov/Pages/DisasterRecovery.aspx


Hays County Method of Distribution

In addition to the approximately $7.4 million awarded in 2016, the county has been awarded an additional amount of approximately $4.2 million in CDBG-DR funds. Total funding to the county is now approximately $11.6 million, including non-housing project funding of $7,869,851 and housing project funding of $3,703,459 to support programs and projects that address an identified priority need and primarily benefit low- to moderate-income persons affected by 2015 flooding in the unincorporated areas of Hays County and the cities of Buda, Dripping Springs, Kyle, Uhland and Wimberley.

Any funds not committed or expended will be returned to Hays County for reallocation. If the county cannot identify any projects that can utilize funding, unused funds will be returned to the GLO.

Questions regarding the development of Hays County’s Method of Distribution or any of the tools for its development should be directed to Hays County.

 

Hays County contact information:
Hays County Office of Grants Administration
712 S. Stagecoach Trail, Suite 1204
San Marcos, Texas 78666
Email: Lindsay McClune at Lindsay.mcclune@co.hays.tx.us
Telephone: 512-393-2209
Website: https://hayscountytx.com/departments/grants-administration/


Hidalgo County Method of Distribution

These funds are broken down into non-housing and housing project categories. As determined by the GLO's Needs Assessment, 68 percent or $2,932,858 must be spent on infrastructure, planning and economic development activities and 32 percent or $1,380,169 must be spent on housing activities.

Any funds not committed or expended will be returned to Hidalgo County for reallocation. If the county cannot identify any projects that can utilize funding, unused funds will be returned to the GLO.

Questions regarding the development of Hidalgo County’s Method of Distribution or any of the tools for its development should be directed to Hidalgo County’s Urban County Program.

 

Hidalgo County contact information:

Diana R. Serna, Director
Hidalgo County – Urban County Program
427 E. Duranta Avenue, Suite 107
Alamo, Texas 78516
Email: diana.serna@ucp.co.hidalgo.tx.us
Phone: (956) 787-8127
Fax: (956) 318-2988
Website: https://www.hidalgocounty.us/2292/Texas-General-Land-Office-GLO 


Travis County Method of Distribution

In November 2016, the Travis County Commissioners Court approved a Method of Distribution for the initial allocation of $5,531,116. In October 2017, the GLO notified Travis County that an additional $3,113,119 were available. Consequently, in February 2018, the county submitted an amended Method of Distribution to account for the final allocation of $8,644,235. As determined by the GLO's Needs Assessment, 68 percent or $5,878,080 must be spent on infrastructure, planning and economic development activities and 32 percent or $2,766,155 must be spent on housing activities.

Questions regarding the development of Travis County’s MOD or any of the tools for its development should be directed to Travis County.

 

Travis County contact information:

CDBG Program
Travis County HHS
P.O. Box 1748
Austin, TX
Email: cdbg@traviscountytx.gov
Phone: (512) 854-3460
Website: https://www.traviscountytx.gov/health-human-services/cdbg/cdbg-disaster-recovery