Disaster Recovery Efforts

Disaster recovery efforts are underway for businesses and residents affected by the severe storms/flooding of 2016 and Hurricane Harvey 2017.

2016 Disasters

2016 Disasters include:

  • Tax Day Floods (FEMA DR #4269)
  • May/June Flooding – also known as Memorial Day flooding (FEMA DR #4272)

Hazard Mitigation Grants (Buyouts and Elevations)

Grant Update (last updated 12/1/2017): The State of Texas has reviewed Fort Bend County’s grant application and has recommended to FEMA that $10 million of our $17 million grant application be funded.  It is unknown at this point if the remaining $7 million will be recommended by the State.  FEMA still needs to review and approve our grant application.

Alternate Property List:  For residents interested in the buyout/elevation programs that did not apply prior to January 2017, contact Caroline Egan at caroline.egan@fortbendcountytx.gov  to be placed on the Alternate Property List.  “Alternate” properties serve as possible replacements for properties that may be determined 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 2016

The Texas General Land Office has approved Fort Bend County’s Method of Distribution for $18,296,408 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).  Fort Bend County is currently working to develop housing and infrastructure projects to assist the community with its recovery.  These projects will be available for public comment in January 2018. 

To view the approved Method of Distribution, click the link below.

2016 Fort Bend County Method of Distribution – FINAL 10-16-2017

2017 Disasters

2017 Disasters include:

  • Hurricane Harvey (FEMA DR #4332)

Hazard Mitigation Grants (Buyouts, Elevations, etc.)

Grant Update (last updated 11/13/2017): The federal funding opportunities that would make buyouts, elevations, and other mitigation projects possible following Hurricane Harvey have not been released.  More information will be share as it is made available.

Frequently Asked Recovery Questions

For answers to a list of frequently asked recovery questions, click HERE.

Long Term Recovery Efforts

Fort Bend County has a recovery network is called Fort Bend Recovers.  If a resident was impacted by any of the 2016 or 2017 disasters and needs help with financial assistance, home repairs, emotional support, etc., Fort Bend Recovers may be able to help.  To learn more, click the link to go to the Fort Bend Recovers website.  www.fortbendrecovers.org