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Floods Recovery Funding Webinar

July 19, 2018




On July 19 at 3 p.m., the Texas General Land Office Community Development and Revitalization division (GLO-CDR) will host an important webinar on the 2016 floods recovery funding. During the webinar, interested applicants may ask questions about Community Development Block Grant disaster recovery (CDBG-DR) funds. This will be an excellent opportunity to learn what types of projects will be eligible for the available $40.2 million in disaster recovery funding.

To register for the online event:

1. Go to:
2. Click "Register"
3. On the registration form, enter your information
and then click "Submit"
Once the host approves your registration, you will receive a confirmation email message with instructions on how to join the event.
For assistance you can contact Ellen Kinsey at:

The allocation of $40.2 million in funds is made available through Presidential disaster declaration, Congress and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Of the 71 counties that received a Presidential disaster declaration during the 2016 flooding events, 5 were designated by HUD as “most impacted” and will receive a separate allocation. The remaining 66 impacted counties — including their respective cities and housing authorities — are eligible to submit applications for a portion of $40.2 million in 2016 flood recovery funds that can be used to realize housing and infrastructure projects.

For a list of eligible counties, the 2016 flood recovery application, the 2016 State Action
Plan and the latest updates, please click this link or visit

All eligible counties, cities, and housing authorities are encouraged to attend this 2016 flood recovery application webinar.

The 2016 Floods State Competition will encompass the following:

· Established objective scoring criteria.
· All CDBG-DR activities will be eligible.
· The state must meet the 70 percent low- and moderate-income (LMI) benefit requirement.
· The minimum application amount is $100,000 and the maximum application amount is $2 million.
· Each application may contain only one project.
· Any de-obligated funds and/or cost-savings from completed projects will be allocated to partially funded applications and/or awarded to the next highest scoring unfunded application.
· Each applicant may submit a total of 2 applications. Depending on demand, no applicant will be awarded a second application until all eligible applicants have been awarded at least once.
· Each project must identify how unmet housing needs will be addressed or how economic revitalization or infrastructure activities will contribute to long-term recovery and restoration of housing in the most impacted and distressed areas.
· Infrastructure and housing project applications will be accepted. Applications for housing activities will receive first priority over infrastructure applications until at least 60 percent of the funds set aside for this competition have been expended on direct housing activities.
· If there is an undersubscription in the competition, the GLO may request a waiver from HUD and amend the Action Plan to utilize funds based on the response.

For additional questions about available disaster grants, or if you’d like to add someone to
this distribution list, please email or call 512-475-5000. If you missed the announcement regarding the opening of the application process, please see the GLO press release.


The CDR Team
844-893-8937 (toll-free)

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Date and Time

Thu, July 19, 2018

3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central