The Community Development Block Grant - Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) program provides a long-term recovery opportunity for regions impacted by the severe storm and floods of 2015, 2016, and Hurricane Harvey. The Texas General Land Office (GLO) created this program based on the $4.29 billion federal allocation for Texas by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through their notice published 84 FR 4538 (August 30, 2019).
Within the overall allocation, the GLO has created three (3) separate state competitions for regions impacted by the disaster events of 2015, 2016, and Hurricane Harvey. As a “most impacted” county, Fort Bend County is an eligible applicant in each of the three competitions, which combined may distribute $1.2 billion statewide. The purpose of the program is to encourage eligible jurisdictions to identify meaningful and impactful projects aimed at mitigation activities that will eliminate long-term risk of injury, loss of life, and damage to and loss of property.
On September 22, 2020, Fort Bend County and the Fort Bend County Drainage District will hold public hearings for Fort Bend County residents to provide input on their applications to the CDBG-MIT program. The public is encouraged to comment.
8-2-2021 - Public Notice - CBDG-MIT Rain Gauge Network