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.
State Action Plan
HUD Most-Impacted Counties Method of Distribution
Presidentially Declared Counties
Eligible entities include cities, counties, and public housing authorities located within Texas counties as declared in DR-4223 and/or DR-4245.
82 FR 36812, Published August 7, 2017
81 FR 39687, Published June 17, 2016
News & Announcements
HUD Awards Nearly $19 Million in Additional Aid for Texas Communities Recovering from Historic 2015 & 2016 Floods (8/1/2017)
Cmr. George P. Bush encouraging Texas Communities affected by 2015 floods to apply for additional disaster funds (7/13/2017)
HUD awards additional $50.7 million for Texas communities recovering from historic 2015 & 2016 floods (5/23/2017)
HUD allocates additional $163 Million to Help States and Local Governments Recover from 2015, 2016 Disasters (5/18/2017)
Commissioner George P. Bush approval of GLO's 2015 State of Texas Action Plan for disaster recovery funding (2/22/2017)
Commissioner George P. Bush announces release of the GLO's State of Texas Action Plan for disaster recovery funding (9/1/2016)
Commissioner Bush Expands GLO Disaster Recovery Outreach Effort (5/26/2016)
HUD Awards $142 Million in Disaster Recovery Funds In Texas (2/29/2016)
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