Recovery is one of the four phases of Emergency Management (Mitigate, Prepare, Respond, Recover) and is one of the main mission areas of the office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management.
One of the positions in our office is the Recovery Manager, a full-time staff position dedicated to planning and coordinating recovery actions within the County.
Long-Term Recovery Group
The County participated in the Fort Bend Recovers long-term recovery network as co-facilitator with the United Way of Greater Houston.
Fort Bend County has a recovery network that is called Fort Bend Recovers. If a resident was impacted by any 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
CDBG – Mitigation
The Community Development Block Grant – Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) program provides a long-term recovery opportunity for regions impacted by the severe storm and floods of 2015, 2016, and Hurricane Harvey. The Texas General Land Office (GLO) created this program based on the $4.29 billion federal allocation for Texas by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through their notice published 84 FR 4538 (August 30, 2019).
Please view the CDBG-MIT program summary to learn more, click HERE.
FORT BEND COUNTY
TEXAS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT
MITIGATION (CDBG-MIT) PROGRAM
Fort Bend County is giving notice of the intent to submit an application to the Texas General Land Office (GLO) for a Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) Supplemental grant under the Texas Community Development Block Grant – Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) Program. The proposed grant application is for $624,744.63 to be used for a Fort Bend County Rain Gauge Network. This proposed grant application seeks to expand the regional ALERT2 Flood Warning System in Fort Bend County. This will help the County to mitigate the effects of flooding disasters by having access to accurate, real-time rainfall and flood data, which will aid with decision making before, during, and after flooding incident. The rain gauge network will be used to inform residents of imminent and current flooding conditions along roads and bayous.
Fort Bend County will request public comments on the draft Rain Gauge Network grant application from Monday, August 2 – Monday, August 16, 2021. A public hearing will be held on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 1:00 p.m., Fort Bend County Commissioners Court, 2nd Floor, Fort Bend County Courthouse, 401 Jackson Street, Richmond, Texas to receive comments from the public regarding the Rain Gauge Network application. The public is encouraged to attend and submit comments to Caroline Egan, Disaster Recovery Manager, at Fort Bend County Homeland Security & Emergency Management, 1521 Eugene Heimann Cir, Richmond, Texas, 77469 or via email at email@example.com. All input must be received by 12:00pm on August 16, 2021. Comments will be incorporated into the draft application, as appropriate. The application is available for review during regular business hours at Fort Bend County Homeland Security & Emergency Management – 1521 Eugene Heimann Cir, Richmond TX 77469. For more information, contact Caroline Egan at 281-342-6185.
Persons with disabilities that wish to attend the public hearing should contact the County at (281) 342-6185 regarding reasonable accommodations for the meeting. This venue is accessible for persons with physical disabilities. Persons requiring language translators must contact the department at least 48 hours prior to the meeting at (281) 342-6185 to request translation services for the meeting.
Posted August 2, 2021 – August 16, 2021