CDBG-MIT Grant Applications

CDBG-MIT Grant Applications

Last Modified: 10/02/2020 10:31 PM

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OVERVIEW

The United States Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) has allocated $4,297,187,000 in Community Development Block Grant – Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) funds to the state of Texas through their notice published in the Federal Register, 84 FR 45838 (August 30, 2019). The Texas General Land Office (GLO) has been designated to administer the CDBG-MIT funds on behalf of the state of Texas. GLO’s The State of Texas CDBG Mitigation Action Plan: Building Stronger for a Resilient Future (the Action Plan) outlines the use of funds, programs, eligible applicants, and eligibility criteria for these CDBG-MIT funds. 

Three of the state's eleven programs are competitions, and these three competitions provide the opportunity for local applicants to identify potential mitigation projects within their own communities and apply directly to the GLO for funds. These three programs are: 

  • 2015 Floods State Mitigation Competition
  • 2016 Floods State Mitigation Competition
  • Hurricane Harvey State Mitigation Competition

The Harris County Flood Control District and Harris County are seeking to apply for funding within each of these competition programs to fund activities to mitigate disaster risks identified by a community and reduce future losses in those areas. The public notice and each application is linked below.

This type of partnership funding is a vital aspect of the 2018 Bond Program, and we are committed to exploring all opportunities for additional funding to further flood mitigation projects across Harris County. As mentioned, the CDBG-MIT funds are specifically designated for mitigation activities, which are the types of projects the Flood Control District prioritizes every day – activities that increase resilience and help reduce long-term risks for the community.

We are currently in the community outreach phase, conducting outreach and seeking feedback on proposed projects. The public comment period for the substantially complete applications shown below will run from October 3 – October 16, 2020. Applications are due on October 28, 2020.


Notice of Public Review

October 3, 2020 - Notice is hereby given that the Harris County and the Harris County Flood Control District are seeking input on Draft Community Development Block Grant – Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) applications to be submitted to the Texas General Land Office (GLO). Harris County and the Flood Control District are seeking to apply for funding within each of these competition programs to fund activities to mitigate disaster risks identified by a community and reduce future losses in those areas.

Written and oral comments regarding the applications will be taken during a 14-day public comment period, October 3 – October 16, 2020. The applications can be found on Harris County’s website at www.harrisrecovery.org/cdbg-mitigation and on the Flood Control District’s website at www.hcfcd.org/CDBG-MIT.

Written comments must be received by Harris County or the Flood Control District by 5:00 p.m. on October 16, 2020. Submission information is below:

Harris County Flood Control District:

  1. Mail or In-Person: Harris County Flood Control District, Attn: Communications, 9900 Northwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77092
  2. Email: [email protected]
  3. Phone: 346-286-4000

Harris County:

  1. Mail or In-Person: Harris County, Attn:  HCCSD Project Recovery - Planning, 13105 Northwest Fwy., Houston, Texas 77040
  2. Email: [email protected]
  3. Phone: 832-927-8200

Harris County and the Flood Control District will provide for reasonable accommodations for persons who wish to review and comment on the draft applications. Requests from persons needing special accommodations should be received by Harris County or Flood Control District staff 48 hours prior to the end of the comment period. Please call 832-927-8200 for assistance or more information about this posting.


Octubre 3, 2020 - Por este medio se notifica que el Condado de Harris está solicitando comentarios sobre el borrador de la aplicación a ser sometida al “Texas General Land Office” (GLO por sus siglas en inglés) referente al “Community Development Block Grant – Mitigation” (CDBG-MIT por sus siglas en ingles). El Condado de Harris y su asociad el Distrito de Control de Inundaciones del Condado de Harris, solicitaran fondos, de los programas pertinentes, para impulsar proyectos de mitigación de riesgo de desastres identificados por la comunidad y reducir perdidas futuras en esas áreas.

Comentarios orales y por escrito, referente a las aplicaciones, se recibirán durante el periodo de comentarios públicos el cual será de 14 días a partir de 3 y hasta el 16 de octubre del 2020. Puede encontrar las aplicaciones en www.harrisrecovery.org/cdbg-mitigation o www.hcfcd.org/CDBG-MIT que es el sitio web del Distrito de Control de Inundaciones del Condado de Harris (Harris County Flood Control District).

Los comentarios escritos deberán ser recibidos por el Condado de Harris a más tardar en octubre 16 de 2020 a las 5:00 pm.  La información para someter los mismos esta detallada a continuación:

Distrito de Control de Inundaciones (Harris County Flood Control District):

  1. Por correo o en persona: Harris County Flood Control District, Attn: Communications, 9900 Northwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77092
  2. Correo electrónico: [email protected]
  3. Teléfono: 346-286-4000

Condado de Harris (Harris County):

  1. Por correo o en persona: Harris County, Attn:  HCCSD Project Recovery - Planning, 13105 Northwest Fwy., Houston, Texas 77040
  2. Correo electrónico: [email protected]
  3. Teléfono: 832-927-8200

El Condado de Harris proveerá acomodo/instalaciones razonables a las personas que deseen revisar y comentar sobre el borrador de las aplicaciones. Las solicitudes de personas que necesiten acomodo/instalaciones razonables deben ser recibidas por el equipo del Condado de Harris a más tardar 48 horas antes del final del periodo de comentarios. Favor de llamar al 832-927-8200 para asistencia y más información sobre este anuncio.

Draft Applications from the Flood Control District

Substantially complete materials for each CDBG-MIT application from the Flood Control District are hosted below, along with specific projects included in the applications, their website pages and links to comment forms to submit feedback.

Halls Bayou CDBG-MIT Application 1 (Hurricane Harvey State Mitigation Competition)

Substantially complete materials for this CDBG-MIT application

Last Updated: October 2, 2020

The Halls Bayou CDBG-MIT Application 1 requests additional funding for five stormwater detention and conveyance activities identified in the 2018 Bond program. The combined activities are expected to cost a combined $110.7 million and expected to provide watershed-wide benefits to the 167,029 residents of the Halls Bayou watershed in Precincts 1,2, and 4. The Flood Control District is seeking $10 million of assistance from CDBG-MIT with the remainder of the project costs funded locally. More information on each of the projects included in this application is available below, as well as comment forms to provide feedback on these materials.     

Bond ID C-30
  • Project: Right-of-Way, Design and Construction of Channel Conveyance Improvements on P118-27-00
  • Watershed: Halls Bayou
  • Project Page  Comment Link
Bond ID C-41
  • Project: Halls Bayou Main Stem Detention Improvements Vicinity Hardy West
  • Watershed: Halls Bayou
  • Project Page  Comment Link
Bond ID C-23
  • Project: Right-Of-Way, Design, and Construction of Channel Conveyance Improvements on P118-08-00
  • Watershed: Halls Bayou
  • Project Page  Comment Link
Bond ID C-28
  • Project: Right-Of-Way, Design, and Construction of Channel Conveyance Improvements on P118-25-00
  • Watershed: Halls Bayou
  • Project Page  Comment Link
Bond ID C-41
  • Project: Halls Bayou Main Stem Conveyance Improvements Upstream of Keith Weiss Park and Downstream of Hopper Rd.
  • Watershed: Halls Bayou
  • Project Page  Comment Link

Halls Bayou CDBG-MIT Application 2 (Hurricane Harvey State Mitigation Competition)

Substantially complete materials for this CDBG-MIT application

Last Updated: October 2, 2020

The Halls Bayou CDBG-MIT Application 2 requests additional funding for four stormwater detention and conveyance activities identified in the 2018 Bond Program. The combined activities are expected to cost a combined $107.3 million and are expected to provide watershed-wide benefits to the 167,029 residents of the Halls Bayou watershed in Harris County Precincts 1, 2, and 4. The Flood Control District is seeking $10 million of assistance from CDBG-MIT with the remainder of the project costs funded locally. More information on each of the projects included in this application is available below, as well as comment forms to provide feedback on these materials.  

Bond ID C-26
  • Project: Right-Of-Way, Design, and Construction of Channel Conveyance Improvements on P118-23-00
  • Watershed: Halls Bayou
  • Project Page  Comment Link
Bond ID C-24
  • Project: Right-Of-Way, Design, and Construction of Channel Conveyance Improvements on P118-09-00
  • Watershed: Halls Bayou
  • Project Page  Comment Link
Bond ID C-01
  • Project: Right-Of-Way, Design, and Construction of Channel Conveyance Improvements on P518-26-00
  • Watershed: Halls Bayou
  • Project Page  Comment Link
Bond ID C-41
  • Project: Halls Bayou Main Stem Detention Improvements vicinity P118-21 Phase II
  • Watershed: Halls Bayou
  • Project Page  Comment Link

Sims Bayou Watershed Mitigation Project (Hurricane Harvey State Mitigation Competition)

Substantially complete materials for this CDBG-MIT application

Last Updated: October 2, 2020

The Sims Bayou Watershed Mitigation Project requests funding through CDBG-MIT for three stormwater detention and channel conveyance improvements projects identified in the 2018 Bond Program. The combined activities are expected to cost $106.8 million and are expected to provide watershed-wide benefits to the 309,645 residents of the Sims Bayou watershed in Harris County Precincts 1 and 2. The Flood Control District is seeking $10 million of assistance from CDBG-MIT with the remainder of the project costs funded locally. More information on each of the projects included in this application is available below, as well as comment forms to provide feedback on these materials.

Bond ID C-10
Bond ID C-09
  • Project: Right-Of-Way Acquisition, Design, and Construction of South Post Oak Stormwater Detention Basin and Channel Improvements along C147-00-00
  • Watershed: Sims Bayou
  • Project Page  Comment Link
Bond ID C-08
  • Project: Right-Of-Way Acquisition, Design, and Construction of Stormwater Detention Basin and Channel Conveyance Improvements along Salt Water Ditch
  • Watershed: Sims Bayou
  • Project Page  Comment Link

Brays Bayou Watershed Mitigation Project (Hurricane Harvey State Mitigation Competition)

Substantially complete materials for this CDBG-MIT application

Last Updated: October 2, 2020

The Brays Bayou Watershed Mitigation Project requests funding through CDBG-MIT for several stormwater detention and channel conveyance improvements in the Sharpstown Area, a project identified in the 2018 Bond Program. The combined activities are expected to cost $107.1 million and are expected to provide watershed-wide benefits to the residents of the Brays Bayou watershed in Harris County Precinct 3. The Flood Control District is seeking $100 million of assistance from CDBG-MIT with the remainder of the project costs funded locally. More information on each of the projects included in this application is available below, as well as comment forms to provide feedback on these materials.

Bond ID C-13
  • Project: Right-Of-Way, Design and Construction of Conveyance Improvements along Bintliff Ditch D133-00-00 and Sharpstown
  • Watershed: Brays Bayou
  • Project Page  Comment Link

Additional Draft Applications from Harris County

In addition to the applications that will be submitted by the Flood Control District, other local entities are also applying for CDBG-MIT funding. Several of the Harris County-led partnership applications include Flood Control District projects. More information about these applications is available on Harris County's website at www.harrisrecovery.org/cdbg-mitigation. Residents are encouraged to submit comments and questions.