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This ongoing series will spotlight upcoming infrastructure funding opportunities, both State and Federal. In this installment, we feature two imminent opportunities (one zero percent interest rate State loan and one Federal grant), both related to flooding and both with application deadlines in the summer of 2020. (Click here to read the previous post: Coronavirus Exposes Long-Standing Infrastructure Funding Vulnerabilities .)

Flood Infrastructure Fund (FIF)

Approved by Texas voters...

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The Texas General Land Office Community Development and Revitalization (GLO-CDR) is hosting a survey to gather input from local officials, councils of government, and river authorities for its Disaster Recovery Planning Studies Survey for Mitigation Funding. The survey requests input on planning study topics for areas that received a presidential disaster declaration resulting from the 2015 Floods, the 2016 Floods or Hurricane Harvey.

The survey will compile a list...

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Updated on April 8: TWDB has pushed back its Flood Infrastructure Fund (FIF) Abridged Applications to Monday, June 15 at 5 p.m.

A new financial assistance program will soon become available to assist in the funding of drainage, flood mitigation, and flood control projects.

On Nov. 5, Texas voters approved Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the Flood Infrastructure Fund (FIF) . In conjunction with the...

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Many agencies in the transportation industry are continuing to work during the coronavirus outbreak, while taking necessary precautions to protect their workers. However, impacts of the coronavirus continue to evolve as closures and stay-at-home orders expand. Decreases in the workforce, tollway revenues and gas taxes are just some of the nationwide problems that have resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic.

State of the Industry

Surveys and research from the transportation industry indicate that it...

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The Texas Water Development Board , which is overseeing applications for grants and loans under the new Flood Infrastructure Fund to finance for flood control, flood mitigation, and drainage projects, now is providing a series of on-demand web presentations on Flood Mitigation Funding that are available on the TWDB website.

The first one, “ The Flood Infrastructure Fund Intended Use Plan ,” is available now.

The board...

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The March issue of Texas Town & City, the Texas Municipal League ’s monthly magazine, features guidance for cities on Texas’ new flood planning process.

The Texas Water Development Board is finalizing rules for allocating an initial $793 million in new state funding for grants to communities that otherwise could not afford to make flood-related repairs or build mitigation infrastructure. TWDB also is responsible for gearing up...

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Freese and Nichols Tunneling Service Leader Brian Gettinger says the emerging use of computer-controlled large-diameter tunnel boring machines could dramatically improve the outcomes of excavation projects by adjusting quickly to changes in ground conditions.

That's among the insights he shared in Tunnel Business Magazine 's "Industry Outlook 2020" feature. TBM asked four tunneling professionals about emerging trends in the industry and developments to expect in the coming year.

The roundtable gave...

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Entities have until March 3 to submit their Project Information Form to the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) to be considered for water, wastewater, and stormwater project funding in the SFY2021 State Revolving Fund Intended Use Plans.

The State Revolving Funds (SRF) in Texas have a two-step process to apply for project funding: Step 1 is to submit a Project Information Form (PIF) through the online application or by completing and...

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