Texas Rebuilds
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT & REVITALIZATION
The Texas General Land Office - George P. Bush, Commissioner

Grants

​​​​​​​​​​The Texas General Land Office is the lead state agency for managing Community Development Block Grants ​disaster recovery grants (CDBG-DR) through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).    Currently, the Land Office is managing CDBG-DR grants for Hurricanes Ike and Dolly, the 2011 Wildfires, the 2015 Floods and Storms, and the 2016 Floods and Storms. ​

2008 Hurricanes Ike and Dolly

As a result of Hurricanes Ike and Dolly that hit the Texas coast in 2008, the State received 2 separate allocations in the Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009 (Public Law 110-329) through HUD totaling $3.1 billion. The distribution occurred in three main phases: Round 1, Round 2.1, and Round 2.2. Housing funds are administered locally by 18 different subrecipients across the impacted region, and non-housing funds contracted to more than 200 grantees for infrastructure projects and economic development activities.

2011 Wildfires

First Allocation:  The State of Texas received an allocation of $31,319,686, through HUD from Public Law 112-55 as disaster recovery assistance for wildfires that occurred between August 30, 2011 and December 31, 2011. The State was directed by HUD to target at least 80% of this assistance to Bastrop County.

Second Allocation:    The State of Texas received a second allocation of $5,061,000, through HUD from the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013, Public Law 113-2 for wildfires that occurred between August 30, 2011 and December 31, 2011.  As required by the Federal Register, Vol. 78, No. 103, Wednesday, May 29, 2013, a minimum of eighty percent (80%) of the overall grant was to be allocated to Bastrop County.​

2015 Floods and Storms 

The State of Texas received an allocation of $50,696,000 through HUD from Public Law 114-113 from the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2016 for the purpose of assisting long-term recovery in South Carolina and Texas.  There are 116 Texas counties eligible for recovery funding as a result of receiving a Presidential Disaster Declarations in 2015.  As required by the Federal Register, Vol. 81, No. 117, Friday, June 17, 2016, a minimum of $22,228,800 will be allocated in the HUD identified "most-impacted" areas (Harris County, Hays County, Hidalgo County, and Travis County)

2016 Floods and Storms 

​The State of Texas received an allocation of $222.2 million through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) from Public Law 114-223 the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2017 and Public 114-254 the Furthering Continuing and Security Assistance Appropriations Act, 2017. There are 71 Texas counties eligible for recovery funding as a result of receiving a Presidential Disaster Declarations in 2016.  As required by the Federal Register, Vol. 82, No. 11, Wednesday, January 18, 2017, a minimum of 80 percent of both allocations may be used to address unmet needs within the HUD identified "most impacted and distressed" areas (Brazoria County, Fort Bend County, Harris County, Montgomery County, and Newton County).