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In May and October of 2015, Travis County experienced floods that were declared Presidential Disaster Areas. As a part of the declaration, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will provide funds to the State of Texas through the Texas General Land Office (GLO) to be distributed to affected areas to facilitate long term recovery in the form of Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds.

Travis County is eligible to receive a regional allocation of $5,531,116 in CDBG-DR funds. These dollars are for long term recovery needs related to the May and October 2015 floods.

In November 2016, the Travis County Commissioners Court approved a Method of Distribution for the funds. Travis County and the City of Austin will prepare project proposals for the use of these funds for approval by GLO.

In October 2017, the Texas General Land Office notified Travis County that additional funds, in the amount of $3,113,119, were available. The Method of Distribution, approved in November 2016, needs to be amended making the total funds available for the Method of Distribution $8,644,235. A draft of the Summary Amended Method of Distribution is available from the link listed below.

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Early Notice and Public Review of a Proposed Activity in a 100-Year Floodplain

To: All interested Agencies, including FEMA, Texas Water Development Board, Travis County/Transportation and Natural Resources, City of Austin/Watershed Protection Department; groups; and individuals

This is to give notice that Travis County, the Responsible Entity for 24 CFR Part 58 environmental regulations, has determined that the following proposed action under the Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program (grant number GLO 19-281-000-8780) is located in the 100- year floodplain, and the county will be identifying and evaluating practicable alternatives to locating the action in the floodplain and the potential impacts on the floodplain from the proposed action, as required by Executive Order 11988, in accordance with HUD regulations at 24 CFR 55.20 Subpart C Procedures for Making Determinations on Floodplain Management and Protection of Wetlands.

Written comments must be received by Travis County at the following address on or before July 24, 2021: Travis County, CDBG, P.O. Box 1748, Austin, TX 78767, (512) 854-3460, Attention: Elena Rivera, Project & Environmental Senior Planner. Due to COVID-19, the project information is not available for in-person review. However, a full description of the project (with a map) can be downloaded at Project Description-English and in Spanish at Descripción del Proyecto-en español. Comments may also be submitted via email at: [email protected]

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Community Development Block Grant

P.O. Box 1748
Austin, TX 78767

Phone: (512) 854-3460

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TAX RATE: TRAVIS COUNTY ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR'S TAX RATE. THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 3.6 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $11.00.

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