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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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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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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released mandatory rules for the use of $6.875 billion in Community Development Block Grant Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) funds for mitigation projects across multiple states.

Here’s a partial breakdown by state or click here to view the rules. Next steps include the creation of Action Plans by each state or local government recipient.

Georgia

How much: $26.96 million What for:...

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Jay Scanlon, Stormwater, Austin, has been appointed to the City of Austin's Flood Mitigation Task Force (FMTF) . The FMTF was created by the City Council to gather information and develop recommendations related to citywide and area flooding and its impacts to property, public safety, and City finances, with an emphasis on flood mitigation solutions and funding options. The FMTF is expected to coordinate with the City Manager and Staff from...

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Join Freese and Nichols at the Texas Floodplain Management Association 2015 Fall Technical Summit. We're proud to partner with TFMA as a Zone X Sponsor.

Here's a look at our presentations this week:

Thursday, Sept. 3

Track D - Flood Control Concepts and Ethics

D1 - A Race Against Time: An Emergency Bank Stabilization on Kee Branch Scott Hubley, P.E., CFM, and David Coffman, P.G.,...

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