Applications being accepted for 2015 flood relief fundingApplications being accepted for 2015 flood relief fundinghttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=171222017-07-14T05:00:00Z2017-07-14T16:00:00Z

​​​AUSTIN – Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush encourages communities affected by 2015 floods to ​apply for Community Development Block Grants for Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds to pay for long-term housing and infrastructure recovery projects.

These newly available funds will be administered by the Texas General Land Office's Community Development & Revitalization program to help disaster-impacted communities rebuild homes and infrastructure. They will also allow communities to implement mitigation efforts to better prepare for future disasters. Affected counties are home to nearly 21 million people.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded Texas $59.6 million in disaster recovery funds for 2015. Of the 116 Texas counties impacted by the 2015 floods, four were identified by HUD as "Most Impacted" and received separate funding allocations. Eligible entities in the other 112 counties can now submit applications for $25.6 million in recovery funding. Eligible entities include cities, counties, and local housing authorities in the impacted areas.

​The awarding of the funds will be based on scoring and ranking of submitted project applications. Entities may submit a maximum of three applications; only two of the three may be for infrastructure projects. GLO-CDR will accept project applications for 120 days following the announced release date of July 13.

For more information regarding eligibility and application process, please visit TexasRebuilds.org.

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