TX - GLO Action Plans Approved

HUD approves GLO state action plans for 2018 and 2019 disaster funding allocations

AUSTIN — Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) approved two state action plans detailing the distribution and eligible uses of more than $285 million in Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds to assist in long-term recovery efforts following severe flooding in 2018 and 2019 in South Texas and the Lower Rio Grande Valley and Tropical Storm Imelda in Southeast Texas. To view the action plans, please visit recovery.texas.gov/action-plans.

“In 2018 and 2019, the State of Texas was once again hit with storms that brought significant flooding and damage to several coastal areas,” said Commissioner Bush. “This repetitive flooding highlights how important long-term recovery dollars are to rebuilding communities and increasing resiliency against future storms. Using strategic housing and infrastructure recovery programs, the GLO is positioning Texas for a more comprehensive recovery that will truly help communities rebuild.”

In accordance with the CDBG-DR requirements, and to expedite the recovery process funding, the GLO will directly administer and oversee the following programs.

2018 South Texas Floods

  • $72.913 million allocation
  • At least 80 percent of the allocation must address unmet needs in the HUD-designated Most Impacted and Distressed (HUD MID) county.

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