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

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.

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 4454 (DR-4454)

FEMA Disaster 4466 (DR-4466)

HUD Federal Register