The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released mandatory rules for the use of more than $4.3 billion in Community Development Block Grant Mitigation funds (CDBG-MIT).

These funds were appropriated by Congress on February 9, 2018, for mitigation projects in the areas affected by Hurricane Harvey as well as 2015 and 2016 Floods. Since 2015, 140 Texas counties have received a Presidential disaster declaration.

Publication of rules in the Federal Register will now enable the Texas General Land Office (GLO) to move forward in drafting and getting approval for a state action plan, a process expected to take approximately nine months or more to complete.

The allocation amounts for each disaster are provided below. 

Disaster Year


CDBG-DR Awards for Mitigation

2018 State of Texas $4,652,000
2017  State of Texas $4,074,456,000
2016 State of Texas $169,748,000
2015 Houston, TX $61,884,000
2015 San Marcos, TX $24,012,000
2015 State of Texas $52,985,000
Total $4,387,737,000



State Action Plan Timeline

GLO Mitigation Presentations and Resources

GLO Quick Resources:

Learn more about the CDBG-MIT programs, allocations, and funding eligible areas:

GLO project delivery caps for CDBG-MIT:

HUD Training Resources

CDBG-DR and CDBG-MIT Webinar Series – Spring 2020

CDBG-MIT Webinar Series