Disaster Recovery Division

The Disaster Recovery Division has worked with various agencies to provide disaster related recovery efforts following natural disaster in the Southeast Texas area.

Our most recent projects have been in partnership with the Texas General Land Office (GLO) to provide single family and multi-family housing repair and reconstruction as well as determine the local distribution of funds to local communities for infrastructure projects due to the devastating effects of Hurricane Ike.  New projects will be forthcoming related to Hurricane Harvey rebuilding efforts.

Hurricane Harvey Community Development Block Grant Disaster Funds

The SETRPC Disaster Recovery Division (DRD) is working with the Texas General Land Office (GLO) in the development of plans to distribute and administer $5.024 billion in 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).

GLO published the State of Texas Action Plan on April 10, 2018 describing the proposed use of the funds and encouraged communities to submit comments during a public comment period.  The Plan has been submitted to HUD and is under review awaiting approval.

In the Action Plan, the GLO allocated $51,687,614 of recovery funds to the SETRPC region for local buy-out/acquisition programs and $105,013,221 for local infrastructure programs.  GLO requires that SETRPC submit a Method of Distribution (MOD) for funding for the twenty-four (24) Southeast Texas incorporated cities and counties.

The SETRPC-DRD is currently developing a draft MOD that will include the amount of funding available to eligible jurisdictions (cities and counties) for Hurricane Harvey related to buy-outs/acquisitions and infrastructure projects.

Once the draft MOD is completed, it will be posted here for fourteen (14) day for public comment.  Instruction on how to submit comments will be provided when the document is posted.  In addition, two (2) public meetings will be scheduled at which written or oral comments may be provided.