Commissioner Dawn Buckingham Announces More Than $102 Million in Newly Approved Regional Mitigation Program Projects

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PRESS RELEASE — Nov 21, 2023

Austin — Historic funds to improve streets, water and sewer systems, and build community resource
centers approved in Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Kleberg, Leon, Newton, Polk, Robertson,
Tyler, and Washington Counties

Austin — Today Texas Land Commissioner Dawn Buckingham, M.D., announced the Texas General Land Office (GLO) approved $102,326,416 in regional mitigation funds improve streets, water and sewer systems, and build community resource centers. Through the Regional Mitigation Program, the GLO enabled local prioritization, which will have a tremendous impact across multiple regions.

“The Texas General Land Office is proud to help communities grow knowing that the projects we fund will help protect local infrastructure, businesses, and the homes of those who live here,” Commissioner Buckingham said. “Federal funds can be complicated to administer, but the GLO is helping communities across Texas cut red tape and turn funds promised into projects delivered. These projects were prioritized at the local level by those who live in the communities that will ultimately benefit from the improvements. We care about helping move
these projects forward for the benefit of these communities.”

Newly Approved Grant Awards:



Project Description

Grant Amount

Deep East Texas Council of Governments

Newton County


Newton County community center and shelter




Street improvements




Street improvements


City of



Water and sewer improvements


Polk County


Water facilities, street, and drainage systems



Polk County


Road and water control systems improvements at three plants


Tyler County


Drainage improvements


Tyler County


Water and street improvements and Colmesneil area emergency generator


                                                Houston-Galveston Area Council

City of Santa Fe


Street improvements


Sugar Land

Fort Bend

Evacuation route erosion repair


Fort Bend County

Fort Bend

Evacuation route erosion repair


City of Angleton


Lift station #8 sewer rehabilitation


Coastal Bend Council of Governments

Kleberg County


Three Mitigation, Assistance, Resiliency, and Recovery Centers (MARCC)


Brazos Valley Council of Governments

Leon County


Street improvements




Street improvements


City of Burton


Water Well #5 construction


Total New Awards Approved: $102,326,416


Texas GLO Regional Mitigation Program Council of Government Method of
Distribution (COG MOD):

The Texas General Land Office (GLO) allocated $1,166,997,000 in Community Development Block Grant Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the Regional Mitigation Program to reduce the risks and impacts of future natural disasters. Each Council of Government (COG) with HUD-designated eligible counties developed a method of distribution (MOD) for allocation of funds to units of local governments. Each COG developed their MOD through extensive public participation.

HUD defines mitigation as activities that increase resilience to disasters and reduce or eliminate the long-term risk of loss of life, injury, damage to and loss of property, and suffering and hardship, by lessening the impact of future disasters. HUD requires that at least 50% of total funds must be used for activities benefiting low- to moderate-income (LMI) persons. For more information, please visit

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