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CDBG-MIT Grant Applications and Award Announcement

Learn more about the Community Development Block Grant for Mitigation (CDBG-MIT), and the Harris County Flood Control District's Grant Applications. You can also read the Flood Control District press release related to the Texas General Land Office (GLO) award announcements.

Partnership Funding

The Harris County Flood Control District has many ongoing projects throughout Harris County. Partnerships with federal and state agencies, local communities, and private interests play a vital role in many of those projects. 

These funding partnerships are important for the Flood Control District in setting priorities, determining community preferences, making taxpayer dollars go further and finding solutions that are the best fit for both a given project and community and natural values.  Since the Flood Control District’s inception in 1937, the District has worked with local, state, regional and federal partners on projects across Harris County. These partnerships continue to be an integral part of the projects we design, build and maintain.

When the 2018 Bond Program was first conceptualized, the Flood Control District identified partnerships as a continued, vital source of funding and resources to move initiatives forward. While the bond was for $2.5 billion, the full cost of every project in the bond program as passed by Harris County voters is nearly $5 billion. From the outset, there was an anticipated need for funding partners to fully construct the projects on the list. Without partnership funding, every bond program project has sufficient funding to get started. As directed by Commissioners Court, all projects that voters approved will be constructed.

Common Partnerships

Three of the most important types of partnerships for the Flood Control District are:

Federal Partnerships

The first type of partnership the Flood Control District participates in is a federal partnership. The Flood Control District was originally established as a special purpose district that was to serve as the local sponsor for the Harris County region for flood damage reduction projects developed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (the Corps). That is still one of our primary roles today. The Corps remains one of our strongest federal partners. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is also a vital Federal partner in its development of floodplain information, and its pre- and post-disaster funding for flood damage mitigation.

Corps Partnerships

Currently, the Flood Control District has active Corps-partnership projects along with six major bayou/channel systems (Brays, Clear Creek, Greens, Hunting, Sims & White Oak) and is in the process of proposing Corps-partnership projects along with two additional bayou systems (Halls & lower Buffalo).

FEMA Partnerships

The Flood Control District's partnership with FEMA led to the Tropical Storm Allison Recovery Project (TSARP), which resulted in new FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps for all of Harris County. These maps were produced using the best science and technology available at the time.

One of the key features of the new study effort involves developing new land surface elevations using cutting edge laser-based technology. 

Another FEMA-partnership project relates to the buyout of homes that were built hopelessly deep in the floodplain. These homes were built prior to our current understanding of flooding potential and prior to strict flood plain building regulations. The most active and extensive program is the Tropical Storm Allison Home Buyout Program, in which homes that meet State and Federal requirements (were substantially damaged during Allison or have experienced multiple flood insurance claims) are being purchased on a voluntary basis, providing the homeowner with an opportunity for a new start (on higher ground) and the community with additional open space in flood-prone areas.

Our partnership with FEMA is critical to our Voluntary Home Buyout Program.

Stronger, Better-prepared Community

Over time, federal partnerships have brought hundreds of millions of dollars to the Harris County area for planning, engineering and implementing flood damage reduction projects. Given the history of Harris County and its natural flood potential, these federal partnerships will continue to directly result in a community with a better level of protection from flood damages.

Multi-Use Partnerships

The second kind of partnership the Flood Control District participates in is "multi-use." The Flood Control District has many kinds of drainage infrastructure facilities, ranging from stormwater detention basins, channels, and individual lots to a wetlands mitigation bank. With the exception of the Greens Bayou Wetlands Mitigation Bank, most of these facilities are not utilized for their primary flood management purposes until especially heavy rainfall occurs. When the weather is dry, the land associated with these facilities can be available for alternate uses, thus maximizing their value to the community.

Leveraging Partnerships for Community and Natural Values

The Flood Control District can only spend its monies on very specific purposes having to do with implementing flood damage reduction projects and maintaining the primary drainage infrastructure in the county. However, the Flood Control District promotes multi-use partnerships, and these partnerships are emerging throughout the County. Harris County precincts, local cities, management, and improvement districts, the development community, and even individuals are partnering to use District-owned land for recreation, trails and open space to make their community more inviting. The Flood Control District has interlocal agreements with many entities allowing such usages and encourages multi-use whenever possible as smart use of land resources and tax dollars, which promotes community values and an enhanced quality of life.

Local Partnerships

The Flood Control District's mission is to "Provide flood damage reduction projects that work with appropriate regard for community and natural values." And who knows a community and their values better than a community itself? It's for that reason that the Flood Control District takes very seriously proposed partnerships with local cities and community groups. Frequently, these partnerships arise from the community contacting the Flood Control District to propose a project. Not all such projects can be accomplished, but all proposals will be taken seriously.


Funding Sources

Partnership funding is an important aspect of many of the projects and programs carried out by the Flood Control District. The graphic at right, illustrates the many sources of federal, state and local funding that Flood Control District is working to secure for Harris County. Each agency has its own definition of eligible projects, and its own requirements for local match funding.

Funding is procured through a complex web of interrelated agencies at the federal, state, and local levels.
Partnering Agency Funds Applied For Funds Awarded
Projects Funded Status Partner Local Total Partner Local Total

USACE

White Oak Bayou Federal Project Design/Construction $45,000,000 $0 $45,000,000 $45,000,000 $0 $45,000,000
Brays Bayou Federal Project Design/Construction $75,000,000 $0 $75,000,000 $75,000,000 $0 $75,000,000
Hunting Bayou Federal Project Design/Construction $65,000,000 $0 $65,000,000 $65,000,000 $0 $65,000,000
Clear Creek Federal Project Design/Construction $147,582,500 $147,582,500 $295,165,000 $147,582,500 $147,582,500 $295,165,000

HUD CDBG-DR

L500-01-00-E003 Construction $1,548,475 $0 $1,548,475 $1,532,838 $0 $1,532,838
P133-00-00-Y004 Design $6,502,802 $0 $6,502,802 $0 $0 $0
P500-06-00-E005 Construction $13,592,428 $1,132,000 $14,724,428 $13,592,428 $1,132,000 $14,724,428
P518-10-00-E002 Construction $6,384,960 $1,423,207 $7,808,167 $6,384,960 $1,423,207 $7,808,167
K500-21-00-E001 Application Pending $15,381,940 $11,550,370 $26,932,310 $0 $0 $0
Watershed Studies

Armand-Bayou Watershed Planning Project

Galveston Bay Watershed Planning Project

Vince Bayou Watershed Planning Project

Spring Creek Watershed Planning Project

Willow Creek Watershed Planning Project

Goose Creek Watershed Planning Project

Drainage Improvements on Spring Gully

Jackson Bayou Watershed Planning Project

Luce Bayou Watershed Planning Project

Tunnel Feasibility Phase 2

Planning Studies for New Development and Redevelopment
Complete

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$11,250,000

$950,000


$450,000


$550,000


$450,000


$800,000


$550,000


$450,000


$450,000


$450,000


$2,500,000


$2,500,000
$0

$85,000


$0


$0


$0


$0


$0


$0


$0


$0


$0


$0
$11,250,000

$1,035,000


$450,000


$550,000


$450,000


$800,000


$550,000


$450,000


$450,000


$450,000


$2,500,000


$2,500,000
$11,250,000

$950,000


$450,000


$550,000


$450,000


$800,000


$500,000


$450,000


$450,000


$450,000


$2,500,000


$2,500,000
$0

$85,000


$0


$0


$0


$0


$0


$0


$0


$0


$0


$0
$11,250,000

$1,035,000


$450,000


$450,000


$450,000


$800,000


$550,000


$450,000


$450,000


$450,000


$2,500,000


$2,500,000

HUD CDBG-MIT

HC Individual application (Greens)
Applications submitted on 10/27/2020 $96,930,882 $9,492,529 $106,423,411 $0 $0 $0
HC Individual Multi Watershed
Applications submitted on 10/27/2020 $96,761,895 $16,957,212 $113,719,107 $0 $0 $0
Individual Application 1 (Halls 1) Applications submitted on 10/27/2020 $100,000,000 $10,671,999 $110,671,999 $0 $0 $0
Individual Application 2 (Halls 2) Applications submitted on 10/27/2020 $100,000,000 $7,278,820 $107,278,820 $0 $0 $0
Individual Application 3 (Sims) Applications submitted on 10/27/2020 $100,000,000 $6,810,450 $106,810,450 $0 $0 $0
Partnership Application (COH) Brays Applications submitted on 10/27/2020 $100,000,000 $7,060,789 $107,060,789 $0 $0 $0
Partnership Application (HC) White Oak Applications submitted on 10/27/2020 $100,000,000 $17,207,261 $117,207,261 $0 $0 $0
Partnership Application (HC) Greens
Applications submitted on 10/27/2020 $100,000,000 $19,374,247 $119,374,247 $0 $0 $0
2015 HC(1) - P500-04-00 (Aldine Westfield)
Applications submitted on 10/27/2020 $10,000,000 $853,830 $10,853,830 $0 $0 $0
2015 HC(2) - K500-23-00 (TC Jester) SWDB
Applications submitted on 10/27/2020 $10,000,000 $244,200 $10,244,200 $0 $0 $0
2016 HC(1) - Cloverleaf Improvements - Awarded - Applications submitted on 10/27/2020 $10,000,000 $4,532,952 $14,532,952 $10,000,000 $4,532,952 $14,532,952
2016 HC(2) - K500-27-00 (Westador) SWDB
Applications submitted on 10/27/2020 $10,000,000 $205,028 $10,205,028 $0 $0 $0

FEMA FMA

FEMA - FMA Home Buyouts (2020) In Application $18,323,636 $2,370,800 $20,694,436 $0 $0 $0

FEMA HMGP

HMGP Buyout (Harvey) - Buyouts Active $163,313,909 $54,437,969 $217,751,878 $163,313,909 $54,437,969 $217,751,878
Z100-00-00-H065 Active $163,313,909 $54,437,969 $217,751,878 $163,313,909 $54,437,969 $217,751,878
G103-00-00-P003 Complete $2,031,156 $677,052 $2,708,208 $2,031,156 $677,052 $2,708,208
Z100-00-00-Y110 Underway $1,382,966 $460,989 $1,843,955 $1,310,019 $436,673 $1,746,692
L100-00-00-P002 Application Submitted
$19,303,586 $6,434,529 $25,738,115 $0 $0 $0
A520-03-00-E003 Withdrawn $10,798,609 $3,599,536 $14,398,145 $0 $0 $0
D111-00-00-C002 Application Submitted
$14,510,338 $4,836,779 $19,347,117 $0 $0 $0
E500-24-00-E001 Application Submitted
$48,660,386 $16,220,129 $64,880,515 $0 $0 $0
C147-00-00-P002 Application Submitted
$13,625,333 $4,541,777 $18,167,110 $0 $0 $0

FEMA HMGP (via COH)

Inwood Forest SWDB Phase 1 (Design) Underway $35,180,383 $11,726,794 $46,907,178 $35,180,383 $11,726,794 $46,907,178
G103-00-00 Additional Gates on Lake houston Phase 1 (Design) Underway $35,378,214 $11,792,738 $47,170,953 $35,378,214 $11,792,738 $47,170,953
North Canal* Active $46,249,359 $85,000,000 $131,249,359 $46,249,359 $85,000,000 $131,249,359

*Local funding split between COH, HCFCD, TxDOT and Memorial Heights TIRZ

FEMA BRIC (formerly PDM)

C147-00-00-P002 (2018) Application Submitted $13,625,333 $4,541,777 $18,167,110 $0 $0 $0
C147-00-00-P002 (2019) Application Submitted $10,000,000 $6,954,423 $16,954,423 $0 $0 $0
C147-00-00-P002 (2020) Application Pending $19,875,000 $6,625,000 $26,500,000 $0 $0 $0
Home Buyouts (2020) (2020) Application Submitted $16,228,691 $5,409,563 $21,638,255 $0 $0 $0

NRCS

P500-06-00 / B512-02-00 / E500-25-00 Design Underway $28,000,000 $0 $28,000,000 $28,000,000 $0 $28,000,000
NRCS EWP (Harvey) - Grant 1Z100-00-00-X233
Z100-00-00-X234
Z100-00-00-X235
Z100-00-00-X238
Z100-00-00-X240
Z100-00-00-X246
Z100-00-00-X249
Z100-00-00-Y098
Complete $12,636,527 $2,267,121 $14,903,649 $12,636,527 $2,267,121 $14,903,649
NRCS EWP (Harvey) - Grant 2
P118-00-00-X054
W100-00-00-X068
W100-00-00-X068
Z100-00-00-X289
Z100-00-00-X290
Z100-00-00-X291
Z100-00-00-X292
Z100-00-00-X293
Z100-00-00-X294
Z100-00-00-X295
Z100-00-00-X296
Z100-00-00-X299
Z100-00-00-Y112 
Complete $51,084,174 $10,682,336 $61,766,510 $51,084,174 $10,682,336 $61,766,510
NRCS EWP (Harvey) - Grant 3Z100-00-00-X282
Z100-00-00-X283
Z100-00-00-X284
Z100-00-00-X285
Z100-00-00-X286
Z100-00-00-X287
Z100-00-00-X288
Z100-00-00-Y111
Complete $12,636,527 $2,267,121 $14,903,649 $12,636,527 $2,267,121 $14,903,649

EDA

Z100-00-00-P019 Complete $320,000 $80,000 $400,000 $320,000 $80,000 $400,000
M124-00-00-E002 Rejected $3,000,000 $3,500,000 $6,500,000 $0 $0 $0
D500-11-00-E001 Rejected $2,004,800 $501,200 $2,506,000 $0 $0 $0

TWDB FIF

P500-06-00 Selected for Final Application $26,569,507 $11,500,000 $38,069,507 $0 $0 $0
P118-08-00 Rejected due to low BCR
$16,215,233 $2,500,000 $18,715,233 $0 $0 $0
P118-09-00 Rejected due to low BCR
$37,312,031 $1,200,000 $38,512,031 $1,487,500 $3,962,500 $5,450,000
P118-25-00 / P118-25-01 Awarded by TWDB 8/19/21 $12,538,614 $2,400,000 $14,938,614 $0 $0 $0
P518-26-00 Rejected due to low BCR
$20,332,836 $0 $20,332,836 $0 $0 $0
P118-23-00 / P118-23-02 Rejected due to low BCR
$28,516,863 $2,800,000 $31,316,863 $0 $0 $0
P100-00-00 Wait List $49,100,000 $2,000,000 $51,100,000 $0 $0 $0
E500-24-00 Withdrawn
$57,130,515 $7,750,000 $64,880,515 $0 $0 $0
C147-00-00 Wait List
$25,500,000 $4,500,000 $30,000,000 $0 $0 $0
Harris County Applications for subdivision improvement projects
Sandpiper Village Abridged Application $566,097 $0 $3,773,980*
$0 $0 $0
Beaumont Place Ph 2 In Application $807,250 $15,337,750 $16,145
$0 $0 $0
Eastex Freeway Forest Secs 3 & 4 Abridged Application $784,768 $0 $1,961,920
$0 $0 $0
Ralston Acres Abridged Application $1,234,161 $0 $3,526,173*
$0 $0 $0
Fallbrook, Ridgepoint and Westpoint Abridged Application $1,036,660 $0 $3,049,000*
$0 $0 $0
Northfield Place Abridged Application $159,321 $0 $3,186,414*
$0 $0 $0
Oak Glen Place Abridged Application $1,130,408 $0 $8,074,345*
$0 $0 $0