Cmr. George P. Bush announces HUD approval of State Action Plan for $57.8 million in CDBG-DR funds
AUSTIN — Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has approved the state's action plan for the allocation of $57.8 million, provided through HUD's Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program, to help Texas recover from Hurricane Harvey. These funds were part of a previous Congressional appropriation for the 2015 - 2016 flood events that Congress directed HUD to hold in reserve for potential 2017 events. Commissioner Bush requested HUD release these funds three days after Hurricane Harvey made landfall, as part of his initial $40 billion estimated unmet needs request.
"The Texas General Land Office is working with both federal and local leaders to expedite long-term recovery funding to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey," Commissioner Bush said. "HUD's approval of plans for this initial allocation is welcome news as we continue to work with local communities on the framework for the $5.024 billion in CDBG-DR funds. We are committed to working in cooperation with local communities to use available funds in the most effective manner to help Texans recover."
The long-term disaster recovery funds will be administered by the Texas General Land Office's Community Development & Revitalization program. You can read the action plan under Harvey Action Plans at TexasRebuilds.org.
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