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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

On May 30, 2018, the GLO released applications for $40.2 million in CDBG-DR funds to be awarded to the GLO-identified most impacted and distressed counties following the 2016 Floods. Entities within Brazoria, Fort Bend, Harris, Montgomery and Newton counties are 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   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 2016 (P.L. 114-223 and 245) 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 $31,266,000 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
  • December 10, 2016 - $177 million in CDBG-DR funds appropriated under fiscal year 2017 Further Continuing Resolution into law
  • November 28, 2016 - Federal Register Notice published providing requirements for State Action Plan
  • March 10, 2017 - GLO-CDR posts 2016 State Action Plan to website for 14-day public comment period
  • April 3, 2017 - GLO-CDR submitted plan to HUD for approval
  • May 5, 2017 - $6.8 million in addition CDBG-DR funds appropriated under the Consolidated Appropriation Act of 2017
  • June 2, 2017 - HUD approves State Action Plan
  • August 7, 2017 - $9.8 million in additional CDBG-DR funds appropriated under fiscal year 2016 and 2017 CDBG-DR Appropriations
  • 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
  • September 27, 2018 - 5 p.m. deadline for eligible communities to submit completed project applications to the GLO

Next Steps:

  • The GLO will review applications and award funds
  • All grant funding to be expended within 5 years of HUD’s approval of the State Action Plan