On February 9, 2018, the United States Congress approved Public Law 115-123, which directed the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to allocate more than $12 billion for mitigation activities proportional to the amounts that Community Development Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) grantees received for qualifying federally declared disasters in 2015, 2016, and 2017.
On August 30, 2019, 84 Federal Register 45838 was published, which allocated $6.875 billion in Community Development Block Grant Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) to grantees recovering from qualifying disasters in 2015, 2016, and 2017. This notice, and any subsequent notices, describes grant requirements and procedures applicable to CDBG- MIT funds only. CDBG-MIT is a new grant and the first appropriation of CDBG funds to be used specifically for mitigation activities. As part of this notice, HUD allocated $24,012,000 in CDBG-MIT funds to the City of San Marcos.
Funds for mitigation projects cannot be used for emergency response services. Projects focus on local and regional mitigation priorities that will have long-lasting effects. The mitigation projects prioritize the needs of our community and will address ways to reduce the overall risk from future flood-related disaster events.