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

Fort Bend County is seeking input on the Method of Distribution for $17,022,677 in Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery Funds offered by the Texas General Land Office through the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development. These dollars are for long term recovery needs related to the 2016 Tax Day Floods (DR 4269) and 2016 May/June Flooding (DR 4272).

Comment Period and Draft Document

Comments will be accepted for 14 days beginning Friday, June 2, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. and ending Friday, June 16, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. As of Friday, June 2, 2017, a draft of the proposed Method of Distribution is available for download on the Fort Bend County Community Development Department webpage at www.fortbendcountytx.gov or available for review at the Fort Bend County Community Development Department, located at 301 Jackson Street, Suite 602, Richmond, TX 77469.  The draft of the proposed Method of Distribution can also be viewed below at the link:

2016 FBC County MOD – DRAFT 1

Notice of Public Hearings

Public hearings regarding the long-term recovery from the floods of 2016 will be held on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. and on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 1:00 p.m., Fort Bend County Commissioners Court, 2nd Floor, Fort Bend County Courthouse, 401 Jackson St., Richmond, Texas. These hearings will be held to receive comments from the public concerning:

  • The development of housing and community development needs resulting from the disaster(s)
  • The amount of funding available
  • All eligible activities, under the Texas Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery program, including linking activities to the disaster(s) through direct damage or failure to function
  • The County’s draft Method of Distribution (MOD)

Persons with vision or hearing impairments or other individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids and services may contact the department at (281) 341-4410 regarding reasonable accommodations for the meeting. This venue is accessible for persons with physical disabilities. Spanish language translators are available at the meeting for persons with Limited English Proficiency. Persons requiring other language translators must contact the department at least 48 hours prior to the meeting at (281) 341-4410 to request translation services for the meeting.

AVISO PÚBLICO

Se notifica que dos audiencias públicas están programadas para el Martes, el 6 de Junio 2017 y el Martes, el 13 de Junio 2017, a la 1:00 p.m., Fort Bend County Commissioners Court, 2nd Floor, Fort Bend County Courthouse, 401 Jackson St., Richmond, Texas para recibir comentarios del público sobre:

  • Las necesidades d e v i v i e n d a s y del desarrollo de la comunidad resultando del desastre
  • La cantidad de fondos disponibles
  • Todas las actividades elegibles según el programa CDBG-DR incluso de actividades en relación del desastre por danos directos o de fallar de funcionar
  • El Método de Distribución (MOD) del Condado borrado.

Si usted tiene una incapacidad o es una persona que no habla inglés y necesita acomodaciones (incluyendo un traductor de idiomas) para participar en estas audiencias públicas, por favor pónganse en contacto con la oficina al número 281-341-4410 por lo mínimo 48 horas antes de la audiencia. Las audiencias estarán en edificios accesibles para personas con incapacidades físicas.

Submit Your Comments

The public is encouraged to submit comments to Marilynn Kindell, Community Development Director, 301 Jackson St., Suite 602, Richmond, Texas 77469 or email comments to communitydevelopment@fortbendcountytx.gov. Comments will be incorporated into the draft Method of Distribution (MOD), as appropriate.

Se invita al público asistir y enviar comentarios orales y escritos a Marilynn Kindell, Directora del Desarrollo de la Comunidad, 301 Jackson St., Suite 602, Richmond, Texas 77469 o or mandar un email con comentarios ha communitydevelopment@fortbendcountytx.gov. Todos los comentarios apropiados que son recibidos pueden ser incorporados en el Método de distribución (MOD) final.

Long Term Recovery Efforts

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Click here for assistance with recovery efforts

United Way of Greater Houston LogoClick here to donate to the United Way’s long-term recovery fund for Fort Bend County