The San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) intends to apply to the Texas General Land Office’s Hurricane Harvey Flood Mitigation Competition as part of the CDBG-MIT program. The selected project for application is the Caney Creek Reservoir Upstream of FM 1097, which was identified as a priority project during the San Jacinto River Regional Watershed Master Drainage Plan study.
In February 2018, Congress appropriated $12 billion in CDBG funds specifically for mitigation activities for qualifying disasters in 2015, 2016, and 2017. Additionally, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) was allocated an additional $3.9 billion, bringing the amount available for mitigation to nearly $16 billion. As a part of this allocation, HUD has provided $4,297,189,000 in CDBG-MIT funds to the state of Texas through their notice published in the Federal Register, 84 FR 45838. The GLO has been designated by Governor Greg Abbott to administer CDBG-MIT funds on behalf of the state of Texas.
The CDBG-MIT Program is a unique and significant opportunity for eligible grantees to use this assistance in areas impacted by recent disasters to carry out strategic and high-impact activities to mitigate disaster risks and reduce future losses.
If you would like to view the draft scope of work, budget, and mapping for the SJRA CDBG-MIT Grant Application for Caney Creek Reservoir Upstream of FM 1097, the information can be found below. For information on how to submit comments please review the Solicitation for Public Comments.
Written and oral comments will be taken during a fourteen (14) day public comment period, October 8 – October 22, 2020 by 5:00pm.
SJRA CDBG-MIT Application for Caney Creek Reservoir Upstream of FM 1097
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