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Stakeholders have until mid-January to review and comment on the proposed Flood Infrastructure Fund rules and Flood Intended Use Plan.

The rules and the plan include information on eligibility, minimum standards, program timeline, financial assistance categories, prioritization criteria, and additional information. Comments on the rules should be submitted to the Texas Water Development Board at rulescomments@twdb.texas.gov, and comments on the Intended Use Plan should be submitted...

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On Nov. 5, Texas voters approved Proposition 2 and Proposition 8 , constitutional amendments related to funding projects for economically distressed areas and also establishing a fund for regional flood planning and infrastructure projects.

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Proposition 2 authorizes the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) to issue an additional $200 million in general obligation bonds. The funds would be used to further fund projects through...

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It’s time for Texans to head to the polls again, and it’s important for voters to be informed about what’s on the ballot.

One of the items under consideration is Proposition 8 , which would create the Flood Infrastructure Fund (FIF) for a statewide, cooperative effort for regional flood planning, mitigation and infrastructure projects.

How the Flood Infrastructure Fund Works

FIF would be administered by the ...

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A total of $410 million is available through two of FEMA ’s Fiscal Year 2019 Hazard Mitigation Assistance programs.

The application period for Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) and Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) programs is now open until 3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Jan. 31, 2020. Eligible applicants must apply through the FEMA Mitigation eGrants system on the FEMA Grants Portal .

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Note: We've updated the post with more information from TWDB.

Don’t miss your opportunity to help shape the first Texas State Flood Plan!

The Texas Water Development Board wants your feedback to ensure communities’ flood needs will be met.

TWDB is hosting 14 flood outreach meetings across the state and a webinar during August to get input on the new state and regional flood planning process and the new...

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Join Freese and Nichols in helping shape the future of flood mitigation funding.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is seeking public input for the Disaster Recovery Reform Act (DRRA) Section 1234: National Public Infrastructure Pre-Disaster Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. The Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC), will focus on reducing the nation’s risk by funding public infrastructure projects that increase a community’s resilience before a disaster affects an area.

The public...

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Freese and Nichols is leading a team conducting Phase One of a study for the Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) to determine whether deep underground tunnels can help improve resiliency in the region by alleviating persistent and destructive flooding.

HCFCD is responsible for approximately 2,500 miles of bayous and tributaries that drain stormwater from Harris County, including Houston and some of Texas’ fastest-growing suburbs. It is using a...

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To better plan and prepare for flooding events, it is important to be aware of available resources.

“It is crucial that Texans understand and respect the power of water. Planning and preparing are the keys to reducing loss of life and property," Texas Gov. Greg Abbott wrote in his Texas Flood Awareness Week Proclamation. Read more about it here.

Our stormwater group has compiled the following list of national and...

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