Comment Period Underway for $4.3B for Texas Flooding Infrastructure
The public has until Jan. 6, 2020, to comment on Texas’ action plan detailing the use of $4.3 billion for flooding mitigation projects.
The Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced last week the state's action plan detailing the distribution and eligible uses of $4,297,189,000 in Community Development Block Grant Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to assist Texas communities with mitigation projects. These projects will address risks within the areas impacted Hurricane Harvey as well as the 2015 Floods and 2016 Floods.
The plan has been published for public comment on the GLO's recovery website at recovery.texas.gov/public-notices/index.html. All public comments received prior to 5 p.m. on Jan. 6 will be considered. The GLO will respond to these comments in the final submission of the document to HUD for approval.
The GLO will also accept comments via U.S. Postal Service mail, fax or email:
Texas General Land Office Community Development and Revitalization
P.O. Box 12873, Austin, TX 78711-2873
"Hurricane Harvey was a storm of historic proportions with more than $100 billion in property damage and immeasurable disruption to the lives of Texans," Bush said in a press release. "Many communities in Texas have faced repeated flooding including the 2015 and 2016 floods. With this action plan, the GLO will prioritize large-scale projects to maximize available infrastructure funding to improve the resiliency of Texas homes, businesses and infrastructure from future storms."
For more information regarding these or other water funding opportunities, contact Freese and Nichols Funding Specialist Mark Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org or your Freese and Nichols Project Manager.