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.

When will Texas receive the funds?

For Texas to receive these funds, HUD must publish rules governing the use of the recovery dollars in the Federal Register, which enables the Texas General Land Office (GLO) to draft a state action plan.

Once drafted, the plan will be made available for a mandatory public comment period.

After the comments are responded to, the state action plan is then sent to HUD for final approval.

The federally-mandated process takes a minimum of four months and has taken longer than six months in many cases.

Next Steps:

In preparation for this Federal Register, the GLO is currently developing an outreach plan and strategy to identify unmet needs.

The GLO will evaluate local feedback to help inform the disaster recovery programs for the impacted counties to include survey results.

GLO Resource:

GLO 2018 / 2019 One Pager - HUD Federal Register Notice 

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

Additional Resources:

FEMA Disaster 4377 (DR-4377)

HUD Federal Register Notice