The City of Houston will receive more than $61 million in Community Development Block Grant Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) to fund mitigation projects that will lower the risk of impacts from future disasters. The Housing & Community Development Department is creating an action plan for how this money will be spent. This action plan is our grant application to the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD), which dictates how the money can be spent.
Money for mitigation projects cannot be used for emergency response services. Projects will focus on local and regional mitigation priorities that will have long-lasting effects. The mitigation projects will prioritize the needs of our community and will address ways to reduce the overall risk from future disaster events. Our action plan is due on March 2, 2020. To gather feedback from the public, we will be hosting discussions and public hearings. The first of these events was held November 19 from 7pm-9pm, at Burrus Elementary School (710 East 33rd Street, Houston, TX, 770022).
The next public hearing will be in January 2020.
- Draft CDBG-MIT Action Plan (Coming Soon)
Our Mitigation Plan is due on March 2, 2020. To gather feedback from the public, we will be hosting discussions and public hearings. The first of these events will be November 19 from 7pm-9pm, at Burrus Elementary School (710 East 33rd Street, Houston, TX, 770022). Please see the below flyer or Facebook event to learn more.
For more information, please see the official Federal Register for this funding and a recent HUD press release. For information on State of Texas mitigation plans, refer to the Texas General Land Office.