Community Development Block Grant-Mitigation Funds Regional Mitigation Program

The Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) is developing a Method of Distribution (MOD) for the allocation of $209,410,000 of Community Development Block Grant-Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to counties and cities in the H-GAC region. These funds can be used for a variety of eligible project types to mitigate against risks posed by flooding, hurricanes and other natural disasters.

The Texas General Land Office (GLO) is administering the CDBG-MIT program at the state level under a federally approved State Action Plan. Under this plan, the GLO has issued guidelines for regional Councils of Governments, such as H-GAC, for the development of their MOD’s.

The H-GAC Board of Directors’ Water Resources Committee is responsible for recommending a MOD for approval by the full Board of Directors and the GLO. On January 13, 2021, H-GAC staff gave a presentation to this committee which included an overview of factors H-GAC plans to consider in developing the MOD and a preliminary draft allocation scenario.

H-GAC will be undertaking an extensive public participation process to provide opportunities for input prior to the development of the final MOD recommendation. H-GAC will post information on the schedule of public participation activities and other MOD-related documents on this page.

Questions can be directed to Jeff Taebel, Director of Community and Environmental Planning, at 713-627-3200 or Jeff.Taebel@h-gac.com.