2017

Governor Greg Abbott, Commissioner George P. Bush Join Forces to Help Texans Rebound from Hurricane Harvey

September 14, 2017
(AUSTIN)—As part of the recovery from Hurricane Harvey, Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Land Commissioner George P. Bush will head up the state’s short-term and long-term Hurricane Harvey housing recovery efforts. Commissioner Bush will lead all housing-related recovery efforts, from qui...more


Commissioner George P. Bush: Texas GLO is ready to assist with Hurricane Harvey storm response efforts

August 25, 2017
(AUSTIN)—AUSTIN - The Texas General Land Office (GLO) is operating on high alert and continuing preparations for Hurricane Harvey. For more than a week, the GLO has tracked the storm's progress through the Gulf of Mexico and coordinated the strategic response efforts of agency divisions. The GLO is responsi...more


HUD awards nearly $19 million in additional aid for Texas communities recovering from historic 2015 & 2016 floods

August 01, 2017
(AUSTIN)— AUSTIN - Texas General Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush is pleased to announce that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded nearly $19 million in additional funding to the state of Texas to assist in long-term recovery efforts following severe flooding events ...more


Cmr. George P. Bush encouraging Texas communities affected by 2015 floods to apply for additional disaster funds

July 13, 2017
(AUSTIN)—AUSTIN - Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is encouraging communities affected by the 2015 flooding events to submit applications for Community Development Block Grants for Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds to pay for long-term housing and infrastructure recovery projects. These newly av...more


HUD awards additional $50.7 million for Texas communities recovering from historic 2015 & 2016 floods

May 23, 2017
(AUSTIN)— AUSTIN - Texas General Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush is pleased to announce that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded an additional $50.7 million to the state of Texas to assist in long-term recovery efforts following severe flooding events that occurred...more


GLO announces release of Texas Action Plan for 2016 Disaster Recovery

March 10, 2017
(AUSTIN)— AUSTIN - Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the Texas General Land Office (GLO) has completed the State of Texas Action Plan detailing eligible uses and allocation of available funding to assist communities with long-term recovery from the compounded floods and other d...more


Cmr. George P. Bush announces approval of GLO's 2015 State of Texas Action Plan for disaster recovery funding

February 22, 2017
(AUSTIN)— AUSTIN -Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is pleased to announce that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has approved the 2015 State of Texas Action Plan detailing eligible uses and allocation of available Community Development Block Grants for Disaster Recovery (CDBG-...more


GLO joins local leaders to mark completion of 26 grant-funded homes in Texas City

January 27, 2017
(AUSTIN)—Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is pleased to announce that Galveston County, in a partnership with DSW Homes, has successfully completed the construction of 26 single-story new homes in Texas City referred to as The Oaks at Blue Jay Development. Galveston County received a $2.2 million Comm...more


GLO announces HUD rules for administration of $177 million for Texas communities recovering from historic 2016 flooding

January 23, 2017
(AUSTIN)— AUSTIN - Today Texas General Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has issued its guidance for the administration of the additional $177 million awarded last month to the state of Texas to assist in long-term recovery effo...more


2016

GLO Completes Berm Restoration at McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge in Jefferson County

December 02, 2016
(AUSTIN)—AUSTIN - Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the Texas General Land Office (GLO) completed a dune structure along the shoreline of the McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in Jefferson County. The successful project was a collaboration betwe...more


Bastrop County leaders and Texas GLO cut ribbon on new communications tower

October 28, 2016
(AUSTIN)—In May, Texas General Land Office (GLO) Commissioner George P. Bush announced the Community Development & Revitalization (CDR) program reallocated $200,000 from the state administration budget to be used for essential infrastructure projects and assist Bastrop County as it works to rec...more


HUD awards $45.2 million to Texas for historic 2016 flooding long-term recovery efforts

October 20, 2016
(AUSTIN)— Texas General Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush is pleased to announce that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded the state of Texas $45.2 million to assist in long-term recovery efforts following severe flooding events that occurred earlier this year. HUD wi...more


Brazos Valley Utilizes Cost Savings for Regional Communication System

October 12, 2016
(AUSTIN)— Texas General Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush is pleased to announce that the Brazos Valley Council of Governments (BVCOG) has been awarded a new grant in the amount of $1,769,123. These funds were made available due to cost savings from BVCOG communities' original Community Development Bl...more


Commissioner George P. Bush announces release of the GLO’s State of Texas Action Plan for disaster recovery funding

September 01, 2016
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced that the Texas General Land Office (GLO) has completed the State of Texas Action Plan detailing eligible uses and allocation of available funding to assist communities with long-term recovery from the floods and other disasters of 2015. 116 Tex...more


Commissioner Bush expands GLO disaster recovery outreach effort

May 26, 2016
(AUSTIN)—To maximize efficiency and effectiveness of long-term disaster recovery and prevention efforts, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush has conducted extensive outreach to local leaders across Texas affected by the 2015 and 2016 floods, storms and tornadoes. As the state agency designated to utilize...more


Commissioner Bush announces GLO reallocation of funds to rebuild infrastructure impacted by 2011 wildfires

May 09, 2016
(AUSTIN)—Texas General Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush is pleased to announce that the Community Development & Revitalization program has reallocated $200,000 from the state administration budget to be used for essential infrastructure project and assist Bastrop County as it works to recover fro...more


From Disaster Recovery to Community Development and Revitalization

April 06, 2016
(AUSTIN)—Texas General Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush is pleased to announce that the program which has been known as Disaster Recovery is now Community Development and Revitalization (CDR). This name change will reduce confusion and more accurately reflect the mission of the General Land Office an...more