Texas General Land Office (GLO)
Texas General Land Office (GLO) Disaster Recovery Program
2015 Flood Grant
The Texas General Land Office (GLO) is the lead state agency for managing the State’s Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) grants through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). There were two Presidential Disaster Declarations in 2015 that affected Hidalgo County – FEMA Disasters 4223 and 4245 (Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-Line Winds and Flooding). As a result, the Federal Register, Vol. 81, No. 117, was issued on Friday, June 17, 2016, allocating $6,740,560 to Hidalgo County. These funds are broken down into non-housing and housing project categories. The GLO has provided a pre-requisite itemization for the entire allocation, stating that sixty-eight percent (68%) or $4,583,581 is to be utilized for non-housing activities and thirty-two percent (32%) or $2,156,979 is to be utilized for housing activities.
Hidalgo County has developed, published and will submit its revised method of distribution recommending allocations within each of the project categories for a more specified allocation and utilization of these federal funds. Soon thereafter, UCP anticipates receiving GLO approval to move forward with its non-housing and housing projects.