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Regional Partners

The GLO acknowledges that disasters are local and so is the recovery process. Through the utilization of partnerships with the Texas Association of Regional Councils and impacted regional Councils of Governments, counties and cities, the GLO is able to oversee the local administration of funds following major disasters. From 2015 to 2017, 23 of the 24 COG regions have been impacted by Presidentially Declared Disasters.

Given the size of the impacted area and how Hurricane Harvey impacted each region differently, local control through a regional approach is vital to long-term recovery. Each COG will develop local Method of Distribution of funds for buyout / acquisitions and infrastructure projects in their region and will conduct public hearings.  

Hurricane Harvey CDBG-DR Regional Methods of Distribution

For a full listing of Regional Methods of Distribution for Hurricane Harvey impacted areas please visit:


Local Action Plan Meetings

Harris County and the City of Houston will develop Local Action Plans to be included in the Hurricane Harvey State Action Plan. The development of the Local Action Plans will include public meetings and and a public comment period.  

UPDATE: The GLO has posted the local plans for Harris County and the City of Houston as Amendment 1 to the State Action Plan for the federally mandated 30-day comment period. The amendment includes the two local plans detailing the distribution and eligible uses of $2.3 billion in Community Development Block Grants for Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) in accordance with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requirements as outlined in the Federal Register posted on February 9, 2018.

The amendment is currently pending HUD approval.

For more information about our partners in recovery please visit their websites:

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