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General Land Office hosts Hurricane Harvey planning workshop at Brazos Valley COG

Monday, May 14, 2018
Source: Brazos Valley COG

The Brazos Valley Council of Governments (COG) will host the Texas General Land Office-State Action Plan Workshop for Hurricane Harvey funding to let local government officials, including those in the CAPCOG region’s impacted counties, to address the plan. The workshop will take place at 9 a.m., Tuesday, May 22 at the Brazos Valley COG, Center for Regional Services, 3991 East 29th Street, Bryan, Texas 77802.

The plan will detail the proposed use of all funds, including criteria for eligibility, and how the use of these funds will address long-term recovery and restoration of infrastructure, housing, and economic revitalization in the most impacted and distressed areas. The workshop will discuss the content and timeline of the plan as well as answer all questions about long-term recovery and Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funding.

Hurricane Harvey impacted many local counties with heavy rain and flooding in August 2017 damaging and destroying many single- and multi-family residences along with key infrastructure. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has allocated $5.024 billion in CDBG-DR funds to the state of Texas in response to this disaster.  

Local government officials from all the impacted areas are welcome and should attend the workshop. This includes county judges, commissioners, mayors, council members, emergency management coordinators, and council of governments staff involved in Hurricane Harvey recovery.

The impacted areas include:

  • Alamo Area COG - Comal, Guadalupe, and Karnes counties
  • Brazos Valley COG - Burleson, Grimes, Madison, and Washington counties
  • CAPCOG - Bastrop, Caldwell, Fayette, and Lee counties
  • Central Texas COG - Milam County

Please coordinate with your region on attendees. RSVP no later than noon, May 18, 2018 with Shannon Waddell at Shannon.waddell@bvcog.org or 979-595-2801 ext 2240. Attendance at this workshop is very important.

> Read the State Action Plan.
> Contact Roger Sheridan, BVCOG Public Safety Planning Manager, with questions.

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