Affected by Flooding Previously? You may be eligible for Harris County Project Recovery!

I hope this information is helpful to you and I am sorry if you sustained any losses in these weather events. Please let me know how I can help you!

The Harris County Community Services Department is administering Disaster Recovery Grants through a series of programs called Project Recovery.

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Harris Recovery Website

Phone: (832)-927-4961

HURRICANE HARVEY – On August 23 to September 15, 2017, Harris County sustained significant damage from the major flooding that resulted from torrential rainfall associated with the landfall and slow movement of Hurricane Harvey. As a result, a Presidential Disaster Declaration was declared on August 25, 2017, (FEMA DR-4332) that included Harris County. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has allocated $5.024 billion in Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds to the state of Texas in response to Hurricane Harvey, DR-4332, through the publication of the Federal Register, Vol. 83, No. 28, Friday, February 9, 2018. This allocation was made available through the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018 and Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act, 2017 that allocated $7.4 billion in CDBG-DR funds in response to major disasters declared in 2017. In their Action Plan submitted to U.S. HUD on May 8, 2018, the State of Texas, under their program administer the Texas General Land Office (GLO), made a direct allocation of $1,115,386,830 in Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funding (Round 1) to Harris County. A Draft Supplemental Action Plan has been developed by Harris County to program these funds.

2016 FLOODS – On April 17 to 30, 2016 and May 22, 2016 to June 24, 2016, Harris County sustained significant damage from two major flooding events that resulted from severe storms and flooding. As a result, both flooding events were Presidentially Declared as Disasters in Harris County. On September 29, 2016, under Section 145 of the Continuing Appropriations Act 2017, on December 10, 2016 under the Furthering Continuing and Security Assistance Appropriations Act 2017 and on May 5, 2017 under the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2017, the State of Texas was allocated by the US Congress $238,895,000 in Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) (Public Law 114-223, 114-254 and 115-31) funding to be used in the recovery process. The Texas General Land Office (GLO) is the CDBG-DR administrator of the State’s allocation. The amount allocated to Harris County and affected jurisdictions by the GLO was $66,199,732.

2015 FLOODS – On May 4 to June 23, 2015 (Memorial Day) and October 22 to 31, 2015 (Halloween), Harris County sustained significant damage from two major flooding events that resulted from severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding. As a result, both flooding events were Presidentially Declared as Disasters in Harris County. On June 17, 2016 in the Federal Register, Vol. 81, No. 117, the State of Texas was allocated approximately $22 million in Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) (Public Law 114-113) and on August 7, 2017 in the Federal Register, Vol. 82, No. 150 (Public Law 115-31) the State of Texas was allocated an additional approximately $11 million in CDBG-DR funding to be used in the recovery of the four most impacted counties (including Harris County) by Presidential Declared Disasters in May/June 2015 and October 2015. The Texas General Land Office (GLO) is the CDBG-DR administrator of the State’s allocation. The amount allocated to Harris County and affected jurisdictions (except the City of Houston who received a direct allocation of CDBG-DR from the Federal Register) by the GLO was $4,307,895. This amount was divided by the GLO as $1,378,527 or 32% for Housing and $2,929,368 or 68% for Non-Housing activities.

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