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2019 Disasters State Action Plan Available for Public Comment

On December 3, 2019, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) issued an allocation of 212,741,000 in Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funding for the following disaster events:
Texas Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-4454) Counties Impacted:
  • Cameron
  • Hidalgo
  • Willacy
 Texas Tropical Storm Imelda (DR-4466) Counties Impacted:
  • Chambers
  • Harris
  • Jefferson
  • Liberty
  • Montgomery
  • Orange
  • San Jacinto

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:

2019 Disasters

  • $212.74 million allocation
  • At least 80 percent of the allocation must address unmet needs in the HUD-designated Most Impacted and Distressed (HUD MID) counties.
  • At least 70% of total funds must be used for activities benefiting low- and moderate-income (LMI) persons.
  • Ten CDBG-DR Eligible Counties:
    • HUD MID: Cameron, Chambers, Harris, Hidalgo, Jefferson, Liberty, Montgomery, and Orange
    • State MID: San Jacinto, and Willacy
  • The total allocation must be expended in six years.

GLO programs to administer and oversee:  

Homeowner Assistance Program ($92.5 million): Provides funding for rehabilitation and reconstruction of owner-occupied single-family homes damage by the 2019 disasters for flooding in the Lower Rio Grande Valley and by Tropical Storm Imelda.

Homeowner Reimbursement Program ($10.13 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 ($29.5 million): Provides funding rehabilitation, reconstruction, and new construction of affordable multifamily housing projects. The GLO allocated program funds to address unmet rental needs in counties impacted by the flooding Lower Rio Grande Valley or Tropical Storm Imelda. Maximum award is $10 million per development.

Infrastructure Competition ($57.44 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 ($10.63 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 2019 State Action Plan Summary

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

CMR. GEORGE P. BUSH ANNOUNCES HUD HAS ALLOCATED $239 MILLION TO TEXAS FOR LONG-TERM RECOVERY EFFORTS FOR 2018 AND 2019 DISASTERS 

Additional Resources:

FEMA Disaster 4454 (DR-4454)

FEMA Disaster 4466 (DR-4466)

HUD Federal Register