Prioritization Framework

Prioritization Framework


All efforts since Harvey have been initiated and implemented with equity in mind. The Bond Order language calling the August 25, 2018, Harris County Flood Control District Bond Election includes a provision that requires Harris County Commissioners Court to develop a process for the “equitable expenditure of funds.” This Bond Order was voted on and unanimously approved by Commissioners Court on June 12, 2018. In response to this order, the Flood Control District developed written guidelines adopted by Commissioners Court on August 27, 2019, to assist with the prioritization of the 2018 bond projects that had not yet started. Then, in 2022, the Flood Control District worked with the Community Flood Resilience Task Force to further refine our prioritization framework, ensuring our current and future efforts prioritize our most vulnerable populations.

Prioritization Framework

for Implementation of 2018 Bond Projects

Bond Order Language


Questions and Answers

Q: How will HCFCD implement this prioritization framework?

A: This prioritization framework will be incorporated on the remaining bond projects that have not yet been authorized to start by Harris County Commissioners Court using a weighted criteria system that will group projects into priority quartiles. For specific information on how projects will be prioritized into quartile groups. Review Prioritizing Framework for Implementation of 2018 Bond Projects

Q: When will this prioritization framework take effect?

A: With the approval of the prioritization framework by the Harris County Commissioners Court on August 27, 2019, this framework is now in effect.

Q: Where are the projects located that will be affected by this prioritization framework?

A: The prioritization framework will only apply to projects within Harris County and may not apply to partnerships programs beyond HCFCD’s jurisdiction such as federal/state home buyout projects, subdivision drainage improvement projects, or countywide projects.

Q: Why is HCFCD implementing a prioritization framework now?

A: With the increased number of projects and funding managed by HCFCD as a result of the 2018 Flood Bond, a prioritization framework was needed now more than any other time in the organization’s history to organize and standardize the process of sequencing projects, resources, and time.

Q: Is Harris County going to cancel my projects?

A: No. Every project on the 2018 HCFCD Bond Program list will be completed.

Additional links

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