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Harris County
Houston-Galveston Area Council
News Release
Wednesday, October 19, 2011

H-GAC Seeks Public Input
for Method of Distribution of $969 Million in Ike Disaster Recovery Funds

H-GAC is seeking input on the method of distribution for approximately $969 million in Community Development Block Grant Hurricane Ike Disaster Recovery Funds. Written and oral comments regarding the Method of Distribution (MOD) will be taken at three public hearings:

  • Tuesday, October 25 at 10 a.m. - noon at the Humble Civic Center, located at 8233 Will Clayton Parkway, Humble, Texas 77338
  • Wednesday, October 26 at 10 a.m. - noon at the Hobby Airport Marriott (Corpus Christi Room), located at 9100 Gulf Freeway, Houston, Texas 77017
  • Thursday, October 27 at 6 - 8 p.m. at the Galveston County Courthouse (in the Commissioners' Courtroom), located at 722 21st Street, Galveston, Texas 77550-2317

Additional written comments must be received by 4 p.m. Tuesday, November 8. Written comments can be sent via email to, mailed to H-GAC Attn: Jessica Byerly, Economic Development Planner, Houston-Galveston Area Council, P. O. Box 22777, Houston, Texas 77227, or hand delivered to H-GAC, 3555 Timmons Lane, Suite 100, Houston, Texas 77027.

The Draft MOD will be posted online at A hard copy of the MOD will be made available for public inspection and comment at the H-GAC reception area throughout the comment period.

Houston-Galveston Area Council

The Houston-Galveston Area Council ( is a voluntary association of local governments in the 13-county Gulf Coast Planning Region—an area of 12,500 square miles and more than 6 million people. H-GAC works to promote efficient and accountable use of local, state, and federal tax dollars and serves as a problem-solving and information forum for local government needs.

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