FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
October 2, 2020
NOTICE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD TO OPEN
Proposed County Projects for the Community Development Block Grant-Mitigation Competition Funding Available through HUD
To: All interested Agencies, Groups, and Individuals
On August 30, 2019 HUD issued guidance for the use of more than $4.3 billion in Community Development Block Grant Mitigation funding. This newly developed National Objective allows for projects, programs, planning, and partnerships to be carried out across the state of Texas to reduce or eliminate impacts and future risks from disasters.
The Texas General Land Office, as designated through the state CDBG-MIT Action Plan, has developed a competitive application program to allow cities, counties, Indian Tribes, Council of Governments, among various other eligible entities to apply for the mitigation funds. Montgomery County seeks to apply for the eligible 2015, 2016, and Hurricane Harvey State Mitigation competition funding.
Montgomery County’s 2015, 2016, and Hurricane Harvey CDBG-MIT proposed county projects will be available for public review and comment from October 5, 2020 through October 19, 2020. The documents will be available online at www.mctx.org/recover or at the following locations during regular business hours:
Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
9472 Airport Rd. Conroe, TX 77303
Community Assistance Center
1022 McCall Ave. Conroe, TX 77301
Interfaith of The Woodlands
4242 Interfaith Way The Woodlands TX 77381
22098 TX-494 Loop New Caney, TX 77357
Additionally, two community meetings will be held to discuss the proposed county mitigation projects. Masks/face coverings will be required to be worn inside the facility and temperatures will be taken at the door upon entry.
EMC Community Development Center
16401 1st. Street Splendora, TX 77372
Friday, October 9, 2020
Lone Star Convention Center- San Jacinto Room
9055 Airport Road Conroe, TX 77303
Monday, October 12, 2020
Montgomery County will make reasonable accommodations and services necessary for sensory-impaired and disabled citizens at the community meeting. Additionally, translation services may be offered upon request and availability. Persons requiring such accommodations/services should contact Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management by 3:00pm on Wednesday October 7, 2020. Call 936.523.3900 to request accommodations/services.
The public is encouraged to review the proposed county CDBG-Mitigation projects, and submit written comments to firstname.lastname@example.org or to Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management 9472 Airport Road Conroe, TX 77303 by 5:00pm Monday, October 19, 2020.