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Non Housing Program Update, May 12, 2015

LRGVDC Public Hearing Notice: Method of Distribution Update

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The Texas General Land Office is the lead state agency for managing disaster recovery grants through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Highly experienced in disaster recovery, the Land Office coordinated the cleanup of the Texas coast after hurricanes Dolly and Ike, and is the administrator for long-term recovery efforts for these hurricanes as well as for the 2011 wildfires. The agency's management of disaster recovery grants gives local communities a single contact, cuts red tape, and reduces administrative costs.

The State received 2 separate allocations of Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) from HUD totaling $3.1 billion for Hurricanes Dolly and Ike. The distribution occurs 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.

Recently, the State of Texas received another allocation of $31,319,686 in CDBG funds from HUD as disaster recovery assistance for wildfires that occurred between August 30, 2011 and December 31, 2011. The State has been directed by HUD to target at least 80% of this assistance to Bastrop County.

You can find out more about these recovery efforts by using the navigation tabs to the left of this page.

Star Action Plans - The state of Texas is required to publish Action Plans describing the proposed use of Community Development Block Grants disaster recovery funding.  Learn More

StarMethods of Distribution – Council of Governments recommend how the regions intend to distribute funding to foster long-term community recovery.  Learn More

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