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 has approved its draft 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).  At this time, the Method of Distribution is being reviewed by the State (General Land Office).  To view the approved draft Method of Distribution, click the link below.

2016 FBC County MOD – FINAL 7-11-2017

 Long Term Recovery Efforts

Fort Bend Recovers Logo    Click here for information related to the long-term recovery committee

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