The Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) is inviting residents and business of League City to provide input regarding the allocation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Recovery funding to counties and local jurisdictions for buyout/acquisition and infrastructure projects associated with Hurricane Harvey. This includes Galveston County and the City of League City.
The Texas General Land Office has allocated $111 million of recovery funds to H-GAC region for a local buyout/acquisition program and $130 million for local infrastructure. The General Land Office is requiring that H-GAC submit a “Method of Distribution” for the funding to the following counties in the H-GAC service area: Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Waller, Walker, and Wharton.
The Method of Distribution will include the amount of funding available to eligible counties and cities for Hurricane Harvey-related buyouts/acquisitions and infrastructure projects only. Harris County and the City of Houston are not included in this allocation and will receive funding directly from the General Land Office.
H-GAC is hosting five public meetings on the draft Method of Distribution. They include three public planning meetings to inform the draft, and two public hearings during the public comment period. See below for a list of dates and times.
Public Planning Meetings:
- Monday, June 4 at Wharton Civic Center, 1924 N. Fulton Street, Wharton from 2 to 4 p.m.
- Tuesday, June 5 at Helen Hall Library, 100 W. Walker Street, League City from 6 to 8 p.m.
- Wednesday, June 6 at Houston-Galveston Area Council, Conference Room A, Second Floor, 3555 Timmons Lane, Houston from 10 a.m. to noon
Public Hearings When: Thursday, June 28, 2018 – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Thursday, June 28 at Courtyard Marriott at Katy Mills, 25402 Katy Mills Pkwy, Katy from 5 to 7 p.m.
- Friday, June 29 at Hilton Homewood Suites, 3000 Interstate 45 North, Conroe from 10 a.m. to noon
The draft Method of Distribution for public comment will be released at 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 21, 2018. The public comment period closes at 4 p.m. on Friday, July 6, 2018.