Eligible entities from 112 of the 116 Texas counties affected by the 2015 floods submitted long-term recovery projects proposals for $35.8 million in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant for Disaster Recovery funds. The remaining four counties were identified by HUD as "most impacted" and received separate funding allocations.
Of the total funding, $24.4 million will be used for infrastructure projects and $11.4 million is designated for new and reconstructed housing. The projects include flood mitigation measures to help communities build back stronger and more resilient.
The projects selected represent the highest scoring applications meeting all program eligibility requirements. The GLO accepted project applications for 120 days following the announced release date of July 13, 2017. Due to Hurricane Harvey, the GLO extended the deadline to allow communities devastated by both the hurricane and 2015 floods time to submit applications. Due to limited funding, not all projects submitted were funded, resulting in an unmet need of locally submitted projects totaling more than $48 million.
The funded projects can be found here:
2015 Floods INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS
2015 Floods HOUSING PROJECTS
Click here for the map of impacted counties.
Subrecipients must procure goods and services using the federal procurement and contract requirements outlined in 2 CFR 200.318 – 200.326 for 2015 and 2016 floods allocations. These procurement requirements must be followed for reimbursement from the 2015 (P.L. 114-113) and 2016 (P.L. 114-223 and 245) allocations of Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery funds provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Please note that this applies to subrecipients for 2015 and 2016 floods allocations only, not current subrecipients under Ike, Dolly, or the 2011 wildfires. For now, contracts executed under Ike, Dolly, or the 2011 wildfire grants should reference the Technical Guidance Letters issued July 2016, but the federal procurement requirements will also apply to these grants once HUD's two-year grace period is over in August 2017. Therefore, any procurements issued in September and going forward will be subject to these same standards.
Grant Administrator and Engineer Procurement
GLO-CDR will allow a subrecipient to use a single vendor to both assist in the preparation of an application and to perform work under the grant. The vendor procurement should clearly identify preparation of an application and grant administration services within the solicitation document. The solicitation must take place prior to the initiation of the application process and comply with 2 CFR 200.318 – 200.326.
Scopes of Work
Subrecipients must utilize Scopes of Work provided by GLO-CDR in their contracts for grant administrators, engineers, and environmental service providers.
Non-housing Beneficiary Documentation
GLO-CDR has adopted the Texas Department of Agriculture's survey methodology for the TxCDBG program.
HUD National Objective Forms