Federal grants can be used to fund the buyout, elevation or reconstruction of eligible residential properties. The City applies directly to the State for funding on the community’s behalf. There are different flood risk reduction grants depending on:

- the history of flooding at the property

- if the property is currently covered by flood insurance

- other program requirements and eligibility

GRANT PROGRAMS

Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)

Assists in implementing long-term hazard mitigation projects following a Presidential major disaster declaration. The City anticipates applications for funds related to Hurricane Harvey to begin this summer.

Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA)
Provides funds for projects to reduce or eliminate the risk of flood damage to buildings that are insured under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) on an annual basis. See below for status updates.

 

Interested in a Grant?

If you are interested in being considered for a flood risk reduction grant, please complete a Voluntary Interest Form:

 

 

GRANT FUND STATUS

2015 FMA

Four homes completed, 13 are under construction and 10 have contracts processing. Alternate applicants have not been selected at this time but it’s anticipated that they will be reviewed in the second quarter of 2018. Alternates will be notified upon completion of the review.

 

2016 FMA

A contract between the City and the State was executed in February 2018. Contractor selection is expected to be complete by the beginning of the second quarter of 2018. It’s anticipated that candidate homeowners will review bids and select contractor by the end of the second quarter of 2018. Status update letters were sent to candidate homeowners in December 2017.

 

2017 FMA

An application including 33 homes was submitted in September 2017. Award selections are anticipated in the second quarter of 2018.

 

HOW GRANT FUNDING WORKS | infographic

QUESTIONS?

For question regarding status of current grants or general information, please contact the City’s Hazard Mitigation group at 713.470.9762 or hazard.mitigation@houstontx.gov