Disaster Recovery Division
The Disaster Recovery Division has worked with various agencies to provide disaster related recovery efforts following natural disasters in the Southeast Texas area.
Our most recent projects have been in partnership with the Texas General Land Office (GLO) and have consisted of providing quality assurance and quality control (QAQC) expertise in the area of application submissions for single family housing repair and reconstruction services provided directly by the GLO and in determining the local distribution of funds to local communities for infrastructure projects as a result of Hurricane Harvey.
The SETRPC DRD has previously worked with the GLO in the development of plans to distribute and administer Community Development Block Grants for Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funding allocated to the state from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
The SETRPC is slated to do so again during the early part of 2021 related to the distribution of Regional Community Development Block Grant Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) funding. Each council of government (COG) impacted by Hurricane Harvey has been allocated funds and will develop a method of distribution (MOD) to allocate funds to local units of governments and Indian Tribes. With these funds, the GLO is encouraging the prioritization of regional investments with regional impacts in risk reduction to develop disaster-resistant infrastructure that can address such projects as upgrading of water, sewer, solid waste, communications, energy, transportation, health and medical infrastructure and natural mitigation infrastructure. The southeast Texas region, consisting of Hardin, Jefferson and Orange counties and all cities within, will receive approximately $60 million in funding.
More information about the SETRPC CDBG-MIT MOD will be posted as it is developed and carried out. General information about CDBG-MIT funds can be found via the GLO website: https://recovery.texas.gov/mitigation/