Capital Improvement Program
Each year, the District submits an annual Capital Improvement Program (CIP) to Harris County Commissioners Court for approval. This CIP encompasses all of the estimated capital improvement activities the District will initiate throughout Harris County this fiscal year. Implementing projects is one of the three key facets of the District's mission.
What the CIP Buys
Some of the projects that are implemented may involve channel modifications (modifying of existing streams, bayous or tributaries), new channel construction, excavation of large stormwater detention basins, or buyout of homes that have experienced repetitive flooding or are located hopelessly deep in the regulatory floodplain.
Some of the funds allocated in the CIP go toward flood damage reduction projects implemented solely by the Harris County Flood Control District. Other CIP funds go toward flood damage reduction projects that involve partnerships. These partnership projects are bolstered by an influx of other local, state, and federal dollars, and often mean faster completion schedules.
The CIP is Regularly Adjusted
The CIP is visited for adjustments and updates throughout the year by the District and presented to Commissioners Court annually. In June of each year, Commissioners Court holds a CIP review and the District submits its CIP for review by court members.