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Background

The 2016 flooding from March to June resulted in three qualifying events for federal disaster recovery funds.The events caused severe damage across half the state, roughly 134,000 square miles - almost double the size of Louisiana and West Virginia combined. The flooding events were a devastating blow to many Texas communities still trying to recover from the impact of the 2015 flooding events. The continuous rainfall on saturated ground created excessive downstream flooding and record-breaking crests that destroyed agricultural areas and residential homes. A major business disruption occurred due to the closure of Interstate 10 along the Texas-Louisiana border, creating lengthy delays and the loss of a major transportation corridor. Thousands of Texans were forced to evacuate their homes as entire cities required mandatory evacuations.

State Grant Application (Open and 5 Most Impacted and Distressed Counties Eligible to Apply - Brazoria, Fort Bend, Harris, Montgomery, and Newton)

The five counties designated "most impacted" by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) are encouraged to submit applications for $19 million in reallocated Community Development Block Grants for Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds. Applications for acquisition and/or demolition of real property along with flood and drainage improvements will be considered. 

General application criteria:

  • The minimum application amount is $5,000,000 and the maximum application amount is $19 million.
  • Each application may contain only one project.
  • Each applicant may submit a total of two applications. Depending on demand, no applicant will be awarded a subsequent application until all eligible applicants have been awarded at least once.
  • Each project must identify how activities will contribute to long‐term recovery and restoration of housing in the most impacted and distressed areas.
  • If there are more funds available than eligible applications received, the GLO may request a waiver from HUD and amend the state action plan to utilize funds based on the response.

Please refer to the 2016 Application Guidebook for complete application information. 

2016 Application - Now Open  


2016 Application Guidebook

2016 Application

Applications are due September 18, 2019.

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State Grant Application (Closed and Awarded)

On May 30, 2018, the GLO released applications for $40.2 million in CDBG-DR funds for the 66 counties that received a Presidential disaster declaration for the 2016 Floods but did not receive a HUD designation of "most impacted and distressed." Entities within the counties of Brazoria, Fort Bend, Harris, Montgomery, and Newton were not eligible for funds under this application.

Funds Awarded

GLO projects awarded:

Applicant Applicant County CDBG Request $ Project Activity Score Percent LMI
Lee County Lee $2,000,000.00 Buyout activities to repair damage susteain during the 2016 floods, remove repetitive loss homeowner from harms way, and protect the investment of disaster recovery funds to support community workforce housing.   70.60%
Cross Plains Callahan $2,000,000.00 Multifamily housing - Increase the supply of affordable rental properties.   100.00%
Wharton Wharton $2,000,000.00 Assist homeowners with elevation, rehabilitation, and reconstruction of homes to address existing damage and mitigate future damage.   100.00%
Madisonville Madison $2,000,000.00 Multifamily housing - Increase the supply of affordable rental properties.   100.00%
Brookshire Waller $2,000,000.00 Assist homeowners with elevation, rehabilitation, and reconstruction of homes to address existing damage and mitigate future damage.   100.00%
Grimes County Grimes $2,000,000.00 Road and drainage improvements will effectively drain storm water and decrease erosion to allow residents, emergency services and other traffic ingress/egress during flood events and other possible
disasters.
78.9935 60.29%
Navasota Brazos $2,000,000.00 Approximately 1,800 linear feet of drainage system improvements along Washington Street will allow storm water to drain away from the Manley/Teague drainage basin area reducing threats to health and safety of residents. 78.4335 73.91%
Madison County Madison $2,000,000.00 Road and drainage improvements in Precincts 3 and 4 will effectively drain storm water and decrease erosion to allow residents, emergency services and other traffic ingress/egress during flood events and improve resiliency for residents. 77.2194 64.41%
Austin County Austin $2,000,000.00  Restore roadside ditches and roadway surfaces along Kaechele Road, Tower Road, Tomlinson Road, Blakely Road and Klopsteck Road in Precinct 4. Improvements will cover approximately 36,000 linear feet of roadway. This project will reduce the risk of flooding that damages these primary access routes, rendering them impassable and unsafe.  74.3355 58.54%
San Felipe Waller $2,000,000.00 Create a drainage system that will allow the water to recede from the streets with minimal closures
and will allow the town to continue operation in all types of weather.
74.3355 51.40%
Sealy Austin $1,993,387.00 Critical drainage improvements will provide immediate and direct benefit to residents and commercial structures and will mitigate the severity of future impacts. 74.3355 58.64%
Wallis Austin $2,000,000.00 Create a drainage system that will allow the water to recede from the streets more rapidly and alleviate flooding in a large number of neighborhoods and commerical areas. 74.3355 61.65%
Linden Cass $2,000,000.00 Create better drainage and a retention pond that will allow the water to flow without overloading road culverts. 72.9871 51.53%
Clifton Bosque $2,000,000.00 Replace or rehabilitate 135 brick manholes along with approximately 1,000 linear feet of sewer main replacement. 72.6839 67.59%
Jasper County Jasper $2,000,000.00 Street Improvements in Precincts 3 and 4. 71.7032 76.90%
Stephenville Erath $1,980,000.00 Create a safer environment for residents and business by make flood and drainage improvements. 71.3032 63.84%
San Jacinto County San Jacinto $1,918,200.00 Street Improvements in Precincts 1, 2 and 4. 71.1613 56.84%
Woodville Tyler $2,000,000.00 Street improvements to ensure ingress/egress in the southwest portion of the City. 70.4194 70.65%
Bastrop County Bastrop $447,748.00 FEMA matching funds for flood and drainage improvements underway. 70 51.26%
Jasper Jasper $2,000,000.00 Create better drainage and two retention ponds in the Sandy Creek area. 69.2232 52.77%
Jefferson Marion $1,866,688.00 Drainage improvements across the City to allow safe transportation and to avoid flooding of residents, businesses, and infrastructure. 68.7677 53.68%
  Total $40,206,023.00

 

Procurement

Subrecipients must procure goods and services using the federal procurement and contract requirements outlined in 2 CFR 200.318 – 200.326 for 2015 and 2016 floods allocations. These procurement requirements must be followed for reimbursement from the 2015 (P.L. 114-113 and 115-31) and 2016 (P.L. 114-223, 114-254 and 115-31) allocations of Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery funds provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

For additional resources and information visit: Procurement & Contracting Resources

 


Eligible Counties

Overall, the devastation of the storms led HUD to issue a “most impacted” designation for the counties of Brazoria, Fort Bend, Harris, Montgomery, and Newton.

Presidentially Declared Counties - (MI) = HUD Most Impacted

Anderson County Gregg County Orange County
Angelina County Grimes County Palo Pinto County
Austin County Hall County Parker County
Bandera County Hardin County Polk County
Bastrop County Harris County (MI) Red River County
Bosque County Harrison County Sabine County
Brazoria County (MI) Henderson County San Augustine County
Brazos County Hidalgo County San Jacinto County
Brown County Hood County Shelby County
Burleson County Houston County Smith County
Caldwell County Jasper County Somervell County
Callahan County Jones County Stephens County
Cass County Kleberg County Throckmorton County
Cherokee County Lamar County Travis County
Coleman County Lee County Trinity County
Colorado County Leon County Tyler County
Comanche County Liberty County Upshur County
Coryell County Limestone County Van Zandt County
Eastland County Madison County Walker County
Erath County Marion County Waller County
Falls County Milam County Washington County
Fayette County Montgomery County (MI) Wharton County
Fisher County Navarro County Wood County
Fort Bend County (MI) Newton County (MI)  

Most Impacted Counties

As required by HUD, the GLO allocated $160,824,122 to the HUD-identified most impacted counties. Each county was able to determine locally how to best spend their respective allocations. Each county was required to develop a Method of Distribution (MOD) outlining the specific distribution of funds for infrastructure and housing activities and submit them to the GLO. For more information about each county's MOD visit:

2016 Disaster Timeline

  • March 7 to 29, 2016 - first disaster event
  • March 19, 2016 - DR-4266 declaration
  • April 17 to 30, 2016 - second disaster event
  • April 25, 2016 - DR-4269 declaration
  • May 22-June 24, 2016 - third disaster event
  • June 11, 2016 - DR-4272 declaration
  • September 29, 2016 - $45.2 million in CDBG-DR funds appropriated under Continuing Resolution
  • November 21, 2016 - Federal Register Notice published providing requirements for State Action Plan for use of the $45.2 million HUD allocation
  • December 10, 2016 - $177 million in CDBG-DR funds appropriated under fiscal year 2017 Further Continuing Resolution into law
  • January 18, 2017 – Federal Register Notice published allocating to Texas $177 million for 2016 disaster
  • March 10, 2017 - GLO posts 2016 State Action Plan to website for 14-day public comment period
  • April 3, 2017 - GLO submits plan to HUD for approval
  • May 5, 2017 - $70 million in addition CDBG-DR funds appropriated under the Consolidated Appropriation Act of 2017
  • May 30, 2018 - GLO begins to accept project applications from eligible communities for $40.2 million in available disaster funds
  • June 2, 2017 - HUD approves State Action Plan
  • July 16, 2018 – HUD approves Amendment 2 detailing MODs for Fort Bend and Harris County
  • August 7, 2017 - Federal Register Notice published allocating to Texas an additional $70 million in supplemental funds for 2015 and 2016 disasters
  • May 1, 2018 - HUD approved Amendment 1 providing scoring criteria for housing and infrastructure projects
  • May 30, 2018 - GLO begins to accept project applications from eligible communities for $40.2 million in available disaster funds
  • August 30, 2018 – HUD acknowledges non-substantial Amendment 3 clarifying description of planning funds
  • September 27, 2018 - 5 p.m. deadline for eligible communities to submit completed project applications to the GLO
  • July 3, 2019 – HUD approves Amendment 4 moving $19 million from planning budget to HUD MID competition
  • August 9, 2019 – GLO submits Amendment 5 to HUD for approval; Houston moves infrastructure money to housing
  • August 16, 2019 - GLO announces application period open for $19 million in the 5 most impacted and distresssed eligible communities

Next Steps:

  • The GLO will release application for the $19 million HUD MID competition for proposed projects
  • All grant funds are to be expended within 6 years of the date of the executed grant agreement (July 11, 2018) between HUD and the GLO.