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GLO announces HUD rules for administering flood recovery fundsGLO announces HUD rules for administering flood recovery fundshttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=156452017-01-24T06:00:00Z2017-01-24T17:00:00Z

​​AUSTIN – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has issued its guidance for the administration of the additional $177 million awarded last month to Texas to assist in long-term recovery efforts following severe flooding events that occurred in 2016.​

These funds are in addition to the $45.2 million previously announced in October, which brings the total 2016 Texas allocation to $222.2 million. 

​The HUD ​guidance, published in the Federal Register, identifies "most impacted and distressed" areas that must receive at least 80 percent of the total funds provided to the state. Therefore, of the October allocation, $36.2 million is designated to Harris, Montgomery, and Newton counties. For the December allocation, $141.65 million must be designated to Harris, Montgomery, and Newton counties, as well as Fort Bend and Brazoria counties, which were added under the newly published rules. 

The state is allowed to determine areas it considers "most impacted and distressed' for the remaining 20 percent of each allocation. The state will publish Action Plans detailing how the new allocation will be distributed. Action Plans are posted for public comment on TexasRebuilds.org prior to submission to HUD for approval. Specific details of the requirements are online.

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