Texas Water Development Board authorizes $8,275,496 to Galveston County for flood mitigation assistance

For immediate release.  Contact: Kimberly Leggett at 512-463-5129

AUSTIN – (October 31, 2017) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) approved a contract authorizing $8,275,496 to Galveston County under the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Flood Mitigation Assistance Program.

The assistance will be used to elevate 39 structures identified by Galveston County that have flooded multiple times. Eligible structures will need to meet Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) guidelines under the Flood Mitigation Assistance Program. Some of the structures were affected by Hurricane Harvey. The financial assistance is 100 percent federal money and no local match is required.

The Flood Mitigation Assistance Program provides financial assistance to communities to reduce or eliminate the long-term risks of flood damage. In addition, it allows communities to become more flood resilient in the future.

If you'd like more information about the Flood Mitigation Assistance Program, please check out our program information sheet.

The TWDB is the state agency charged with collecting and disseminating water-related data, assisting with regional planning, and preparing the state water plan for the development of the state’s water resources. The TWDB administers cost-effective financial assistance programs for the construction of water supply, wastewater treatment, flood control, and agricultural water conservation projects.