2021 Winter Storms

2021 Winter Storms 

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued an allocation of $43,632,000 in Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funding to the State of Texas in response to the 2021 Winter Storms (DR-4586) with an incident date of February 11-21, 2021.


2021 Winter Storms (DR-4586) counties designated as HUD Most Impacted and Distressed (HUD MID):

  • Dallas County
  • Harris County
  • Tarrant County


The state action plan includes the following:

  • $43.632 million allocation

  • At least 80 percent of the allocation must address unmet needs in the HUD MID counties.

  • At least 70 percent of CDBG-DR funds must benefit low- and moderate-income (LMI) persons.

  • The total allocation must be expended in six years.


State Action Timeline 

February 11-21, 2021
Incident period for the 2021 Texas Winter Storms.
February 19, 2021
Emergency declaration issued under the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, for Texas Severe Winter Storms. All of Texas’ 254 counties received a major disaster declaration. The FEMA designation for this is DR-4586.
May 24, 2022
HUD published the Federal Register Notice (FR) 87 FR 31636 allocating $26.387 million to Texas.
January 18, 2023
HUD published the Federal Register Notice (FR) 88 FR 3198 allocating $17.245 million to Texas.
November 6, 2023
GLO posts action plan for federally required 30 day public comment period.
November 16, 2023
GLO hosts virtual public hearing for action plan.


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