Dear SD 20 Public Officials,
I appreciate your leadership, commitment, and dedication to our communities. There is no doubt that the coronavirus (COVID-19) is disrupting our lives. It is changing our daily routines and has led federal, state, and local officials to take actions that we have not seen in our lifetimes. That said, as public officials, we not only have to deal with the immediate challenges, but we also have to continue preparing for any future disaster.
Below is information that was just released from the Texas Water Development Board regarding the new Flood Mitigation Financial Assistance Program Application Period.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or need additional information.
Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa
State Senator, District 20
Texas Water Development Board
Flood Mitigation Financial Assistance Program Application
The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) is now accepting abridged applications for the new flood mitigation financial assistance program. On March 12, the TWDB’s governing Board approved adoption of rules to implement the new financial assistance program as well as the release of the Flood Intended Use Plan (IUP). The application is available on the TWDB website; the application period will be open until 5 p.m. on May 14.
Abridged applications will be used to collect the information necessary to prioritize projects, determine the best source of funding, and rank projects according to the IUP. The TWDB will then invite entities whose proposed projects ranked within the program’s funding capacity to submit complete applications for financial assistance.
The TWDB is currently open for business during its normal operating hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To comply with best practices during the COV-19 outbreak, many of our staff are telecommuting. We are still available by email and telephone.
The TWDB will soon post to its website recorded presentations by TWDB staff to provide additional information and guidance on the following:
- The TWDB’s new flood science, planning, and mitigation programs, including the new flood mitigation financial assistance program and Flood IUP.
- Technical information on how to complete an abridged application for the new flood financial assistance program, eligible projects, and project design standards.
Additionally, a schedule for Flood Mitigation Funding and Resource Webinars will be announced soon.