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2018 South Texas Floods State Action Plan Available for Public Comment

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) issued an initial allocation of $46,400,000 in Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funding for Cameron, Hidalgo and Jim Wells Counties in response to significant flooding in 2018. On December 3, 2019, HUD announces additional allocation of $26,513,000 bringing the total allocation to $72,913,000.

The state action plan is now available for the federally required 30-day public comment period. The public comment period ends at 5:00 p.m. on August 27, 2020. After the public comment period ends the GLO will respond to each comment and will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for final approval.

The state action plan includes the following:

  • $72.913 million allocation
  • At least 80 percent of the allocation must address unmet needs in the HUD-designated Most Impacted and Distressed (HUD MID) county.
  • At least 70 percent of CDBG-DR funds must benefit low- and moderate-income (LMI) persons.
  • Three CDBG-DR Eligible Counties:
    • HUD MID: Hidalgo
    • State MID: Cameron, Jim Wells
  • The total allocation must be expended in six years.

GLO Programs

Homeowner Assistance Program ($31.7 million): Provides funding for rehabilitation and reconstruction of owner-occupied single-family homes damaged by the 2018 South Texas Floods.

Homeowner Reimbursement Program ($3.47 million): Provides funding for eligible expenses and Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster home loans incurred by homeowners for repairs to a primary residence prior to application for these funds. Up to $50,000 per household may be reimbursed.

Affordable Rental Program ($10.11 million): Provides funding rehabilitation, reconstruction, and new construction affordable multifamily housing projects. The GLO allocated program funds to address unmet rental needs in counties impacted by the 2018 South Texas Floods. Maximum award is $10 million per development.

Infrastructure Competition ($19.69 million): The Infrastructure Competition will provide disaster relief, long-term recovery, and restoration of infrastructure for local communities. Each applicant may submit a total of two applications, whether applying as the lone applicant or jointly with another jurisdiction(s). Each application must consist of one project. Minimum award is $250,000 and maximum award is $1,000,000.

Local, Regional, and State Planning ($3.64 million): Provides funding for regional and statewide planning studies and tools that work to reduce risks and impacts of future disasters.

To review and comment on the state action plan, please visit: recovery.texas.gov/public-notices/index.html


GLO Resource:

GLO 2018 State Action Plan Summary

2018 / 2019 Federal /Presidential Declaration Numbers and HUD County Designations

CMR. GEORGE P. BUSH STATEMENT REGARDING $46.4 MILLION IN RECOVERY FUNDS FOR THREE SOUTH TEXAS AND RIO GRANDE VALLEY COUNTIES

Additional Resources:

FEMA Disaster 4377 (DR-4377)

HUD Federal Register Notice