Commissioner Dawn Buckingham Announces More Than $122 Million In Newly Approved Regional Mitigation Program Projects

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PRESS RELEASE — Jan 30, 2024

AUSTIN — Today Texas Land Commissioner Dawn Buckingham, M.D., announced the Texas General Land Office (GLO) approved $122,100,689 in regional mitigation funds to improve streets, drainage and sewer systems in Burleson, Colorado, Galveston, Jefferson, Lavaca, Orange, Sabine, San Augustine, San Patricio and Waller Counties. Through the Regional Mitigation Program, the GLO enabled local prioritization, which will have a tremendous impact across multiple regions.

“The GLO takes pride in fostering community growth and investing in projects that protect local infrastructure, businesses and homes in Texas,” said Commissioner Buckingham. “My team works tirelessly to streamline the federal process to ensure funding is expedited for tangible projects that safeguard our communities. All projects are prioritized for fellow Texans who will directly benefit from the improvements, and we are always committed to driving these initiatives forward. We cut through bureaucratic red tape to ensure the well-being of our beloved Texas communities.”




Project Description


Coastal Bend Council of Governments


San Patricio County

Street and Drainage Improvements


Brazos Valley Council of Governments


Burleson County

Generator and Sewage Improvements


Burleson County

Burleson County

Street and Drainage Improvements


Deep East Texas Council of Governments


Sabine County

Street and Drainage Improvements


San Augustine County

San Augustine County

Street and Drainage Improvements


Houston-Galveston Area Council

League City

Galveston County

Drainage Study, Flood Preparedness, and Drainage Improvements



Waller County

Drainage Improvements



Colorado County

Generator and Drainage Improvements


Houston-Galveston Area Council

Colorado County

Generator and Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements


South East Texas Regional Planning Commission

Orange County Drainage District

Orange County

Drainage Improvements


Jefferson County Drainage District No. 7

Jefferson County

Flood Control Improvements


Golden Crescent Regional Planning Commission


Lavaca County

Sewage Improvements


Total awards for January 26, 2024: $122,100,689


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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