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H-GAC Seeks Feedback on Hurricane Harvey Funding Draft Method of Distribution
Press Release
Thursday, June 21, 2018

The Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) is seeking input on the draft method of distribution of $241 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Recovery funding to counties and local jurisdictions outside of the City of Houston and Harris County for buyout/acquisition and infrastructure projects associated with Hurricane Harvey. The allocation includes $111 million of recovery funds for a local buyout/acquisition program and $130 million for local infrastructure projects in Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Waller, Walker, and Wharton counties.  

H-GAC presented the draft Method of Distribution to the Board of Directors on June 19, 2018. The Board of Directors authorized this draft for public comment. H-GAC will accept comments through 4 p.m. Friday, July 6. 

Written and oral comments will be taken at two public hearings: 

  • Public Hearing Thursday, June 28, 2018 – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. - Courtyard Marriott at Katy Mills, 25402 Kathy Mills Parkway, Katy
  • Public Hearing Friday, June 29, 2018 – 10 a.m. to noon – Hilton Homewood Suites, 3000 Interstate 45 North, Conroe 

The Draft Method of Distribution is posted at www.h-gac.com/harvey/cdbg-disaster-funds. A hard copy of the draft is available for public inspection and comment at the H-GAC reception area at 3555 Timmons Lane, Suite 120, Houston, Texas 77027 until the comment period closes. 

Written comments may be submitted online at www.h-gac.com/harvey/cdbg-disaster-funds; mailed to H-GAC, Attn: Jeff Taebel, Director of Community and Environmental Planning, 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. 

Houston-Galveston Area Council

The Houston-Galveston Area Council (www.h-gac.com) is a voluntary association of local governments in the 13-county Gulf Coast Planning Region—an area of 12,500 square miles and nearly 7 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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