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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.

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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