Texas Rebuilds
The Texas General Land Office - George P. Bush, Commissioner

Project Eligibility

​​​​Successful project planning and design in the application phase will reduce delays and increase efficiency of the implementation of the project(s).   The size and number of the projects vary from grantee to grantee depending on the amount of funding the grantee receives and the disaster recovery needs of the grantee.   The grantee will need to develop projects that comply with program eligibility requirements while addressing its disaster recovery needs. ​​​​​​​

Project Criteria
A project is a distinct combination of an entity (i.e. city, county, or water supply corporation), an activity (i.e. water or sewer system improvements), the beneficiary population, and the national objective. An additional project is created when one or more of these factors are different. All projects must have documented proof of an impact by the major natural disaster declared. There must be a clear and compelling need related to the major natural disaster declaration, long-term recovery and/or restoration of infrastructure. A project underway prior to a Presidential disaster declaration will not qualify unless it can be shown that the disaster impacted the project.
The disaster recovery infrastructure program eligible activities include but are not limited to the restoration of infrastructure, real property activities, and public facilities. The eligible and ineligible activities are listed in the CDBG regulations in 24 CFR 570. HUD may issue waivers regarding eligible activities in the Federal Register Public Notices.
A site is a specific location for an activity within a project. An individual project may have one or more location sites. For example, one water system improvement project may include the installation of three generators throughout a city. In this scenario there would be three sites for this project, one for each generator.
National Objective
All projects must meet at least one of the three national objectives: principally benefit low- and moderate-income persons; aid in the elimination of slums or blight; or meet other community development needs of particular urgency which represent an immediate threat to the health and safety of residents of the community.
The total number of persons, the total number of low- and moderate-income persons, the race/ethnicity, and genders for beneficiaries for each project must be identified. The beneficiaries are determined by identifying the project's service area. Depending on the type of project, the service area may be area-wide, city-wide, or county-wide. Read More...