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

Planning

​​​​​​The Disaster Recovery Program provides funding for creative and substantive long-term planning studies and projects. This includes conducting resiliency studies to mitigate the effects of future disasters.

State of Texas Plan for Disaster Recovery: Hurricane Harvey – Round 1 (draft)

In addition to enhancing the state's Disaster Recovery and Response Plan previously mentioned, the GLO has committed to the purposes of planning in the impacted area and the completion of some of the projects identified as a result of the studies. Because of the vast nature of the current disaster and the recurring nature of disasters in the region, the GLO may concentrate on regional approaches in addition to specific local solutions to promote sound long-term recovery. In order to provide an efficient and effective method of selecting and executing planning studies following Hurricane Harvey, the GLO will work with Texas public universities and/or vendors to conduct studies with CDBG-DR funds. The GLO will utilize a local community survey process to include public meetings, requests for information, listening sessions, and written surveys to better determine the specific needs for planning studies. The GLO has set up an email account and is actively inviting communities to submit their planning needs to add to a comprehensive list of projects needed. Once surveys have been gathered from local communities, the GLO will compile a total list of study needs in the impact area. Opportunities for regionalization will be considered and the GLO will work with the public universities and/or vendors to identify qualified experts for specific tasks identified. This process and the availability of planning funds will standardize methods through regional coordination and planning at a level that has not yet been achieved through CDBG-DR funds in Texas.

Request for Proposals – Frequently Asked Questions (updated 6/13/18)

MAP: 2017 Harvey Map - Most Impacted Assessment

DATA: Public MOVES Viewer

  • Note: The new REST services are linked to the Information ("i") tab in the imagery viewer - allowing users running GIS software to connect to the data sets directly using their desktop GIS displays to interact with their own data collections while accessing the data.
  • Online Hurricane Harvey Data for RFP Applicants (Explanation)

RFP Points of Contact

 

Local Planning

Through CDBG-DR funds, the GLO has worked with communities to conduct local planning efforts following past disasters. These studies, ranging from drainage to economic development, have allowed communities to make informed decisions throughout the long-term recovery process and be better prepared for the next disaster. The GLO is committed to working with impacted communities on plans to ensure that we are not only rebuilding our state but doing so smarter and more resilient.

 

Regional Planning

The GLO has conducted a number of large scale studies in disaster impacted areas to assist communities in their planning efforts. These studies have largely covered infrastructure needs, including the Texas Coastal Infrastructure Study and the Storm Surge Suppression Study. These studies, along with additional studies conducted by the GLO's Coastal Protection Division, have provided a realistic approach to recovery that will mitigate damages from future disasters.

​The GLO is utilizing Huricanes Ike and Dolly grant funding to pay for three substantial planning studies.

Examples of Regional Planning Studies: 

Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District (GCCPRD)

Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) Lower Rio Grande Valley (LRGV) Colonia Drainage Study

Texas Coastal Resiliency Study