Cmr. George P. Bush announces project application now available for communities most impacted by 2016 flooding events

$19 million available for buyout/acquisition or drainage improvement projects

Contact: Brittany Eck Director of Communications, Community
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PRESS RELEASE — Aug 16, 2019

AUSTIN — Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is encouraging communities impacted by the 2016 flooding events to submit applications for $19 million in reallocated Community Development Block Grants for Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds. Applications for acquisition and/or demolition of real property along with flood and drainage improvements will be considered. Entities eligible to compete for project funds will be the five counties designated "most impacted" by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), which are Brazoria, Fort Bend, Harris, Montgomery, and Newton counties. The total allocation amount for the 2016 flooding events is $239 million.

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About GLO Community Development and Revitalization (CDR)
In addition to short-term housing in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Texas General Land Office administers Community Development Block Grants for Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) allocations on behalf of the state of Texas. More than $9 billion has been released for recovery following Hurricanes Rita, Dolly, and Ike, the 2011 wildfires, the 2015 and 2016 floods and Hurricane Harvey. These grants can be used for a wide variety of activities including housing redevelopment, infrastructure repair and long-term planning. An additional $4.3 billion in mitigation funds is pending the release of official guidance from HUD. For more information, please visit

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