2015 Floods - Travis County

In May and October of 2015, Travis County experienced flooding events that led to the county receiving a Presidential disaster declaration. As a part of the declaration, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will allocate Community Development Block Grant disaster recovery (CDBG-DR) funds to the state of Texas to be distributed to affected areas to facilitate long-term recovery. The Texas General Land Office (GLO) is the designated state agency that administers all federally allocated CDBG-DR funds for Texas.

Travis County Method of Distribution

In November 2016, the Travis County Commissioners Court approved a Method of Distribution for the initial allocation of $5,531,116. In October 2017, the GLO notified Travis County that an additional $3,113,119 were available. Consequently, in February 2018, the county submitted an amended Method of Distribution to account for the final allocation of $8,644,235. As determined by the GLO's Needs Assessment, 68 percent or $5,878,080 must be spent on infrastructure, planning and economic development activities and 32 percent or $2,766,155 must be spent on housing activities.

Questions regarding the development of Travis County’s MOD or any of the tools for its development should be directed to Travis County.

Travis County contact information:

CDBG Program
Travis County HHS
P.O. Box 1748
Austin, TX
Phone: (512) 854-3460


2015 Floods and Storms