The Texas General Land Office (GLO) is announcing $1 billion in recovery aid to areas impacted by Hurricane Harvey to build resilience against future disasters. Of these funds, $27.34 million is going to municipalities in the Central Texas Council of Governments (CTCOG) for a variety of flood control, drainage, public facilities and other infrastructure projects.
“This is historic funding that will help fortify Texas homes, businesses, and critical infrastructure, and make our communities more resilient to future natural disasters,” said GLO Commissioner George P. Bush.
These projects will benefit more than 11,000 area residents. Importantly, all of these funds are going directly to projects that will benefit areas that are at least 51% low-to-moderate-income Texans. Projects funded within CTCOG’s jurisdiction include:
- Sewer and stormwater system improvement projects in the city of Buckholts
- Drainage system improvement projects in the city of Rockdale
- Pump station/flood control improvement projects in the city of Cameron
- Citywide road and drainage improvement projects in the city of Milano
The funding awards were announced on May 21. In total, this round of funding will support 81 projects, in 40 counties across the state impacted by Hurricane Harvey. For more information on GLO’s State Mitigation Action Plan: “Building Stronger for a Resilient Future” or the Hurricane Harvey State Mitigation project grants, visit https://recovery.texas.gov/mitigation.