Hurricane Harvey

Texas Sends Post-Harvey State Action Plan To Federal Government For Approval

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has 45 days to approve the plan

Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, who in this file photo appears speaking at a hearing about the post-Harvey recovery process, has sent a State Action Plan to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for final approval.

Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced Tuesday he has sent a post-Harvey State Action Plan to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for final approval. The plan details the distribution and eligible uses of $2.7 billion in Community Development Block Grants for Disaster Recovery to assist Texas communities with long-term recovery following the hurricane.

Bush’s office, which is the Texas General Land Office (GLO), specified in a news release that “future amendments to the action plan will outline the eligible uses of $2.3 billion by the City of Houston and Harris County.”

Community Development Block Grants for Disaster Recovery are commonly referred to using the acronym CDBG-DR.

The news release noted that, because of the standard CDBG requirements, each activity listed in the State Action plan must be a CDBG-DR-eligible activity, as well as meet a HUD national objective and address a Hurricane Harvey impact to a county listed in a Presidential Disaster Declaration.

“We continue to work with local communities to keep them informed of resources that will be available as this funding moves through the federal process,” Bush said in the news release.

HUD has 45 days from receipt to approve the plan and, once the plan is approved, the GLO will be able to begin administering recovery programs across the 49 counties impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

 

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