2016 Flood Recovery Efforts


Flood recovery efforts are underway for businesses and residents affected by the severe storms of 2016.

Hazard Mitigation Grants (Buyouts and Elevations)

Grant Update (last updated 5/22/2017): Fort Bend County has been informed that our grant applications have not been selected for funding yet.  As soon as any additional information is provided to the County, it will be posted here and passed on to the residents that applied.

Residents affected by the 2016 Floods were eligible to apply for either a property buyout or home elevation through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.

For residents interested in the buyout/elevation programs that did not apply prior to January 2017, contact Doug Barnes at doug.barnes@fortbendcountytx.gov.  You could possibly be placed on the Alternate Property List.  “Alternate” properties serve as possible replacements for properties that may be determined as ineligible later on in the grant process, or choose not to accept the mitigation offer and move forward in the project.

Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery

The Texas General Land Office (GLO) has notified Fort Bend County of their actual FY 2016 allocation amounts for the Community Development Block Grant Program Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program.  These funds are available to assist communities with long-term recovery from the floods of 2016.  Through a public process, Fort Bend County will develop a Method of Distribution (MOD) recommending allocations for CDBG-DR funds.

Public Input

Public input is needed to help develop this Method of Distribution.  If you or your organization was affected by the disasters of 2016, please fill out the appropriate survey below.  These surveys will be available until Monday, May 22, 2017.

Public Survey
Online Survey
2016 Disasters – Fort Bend County Public Survey
Encuesta de Desastre 2016 – Pública

Community Based Organizations Survey
Online Survey
2016 Disasters – Community Based Organizations Survey
Encuesta de Desastre 2016 – Organizaciones Comunitarias

Please submit any surveys to Caroline Egan at caroline.egan@fortbendcountytx.gov or mail to Fort Bend County Community Development Office at 301 Jackson Street, Suite 602, Richmond, TX 77469.


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