Overview State of Texas Plan for Disaster Recovery
Overview State of Texas Plan for Disaster Recovery U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Rural Community Affairs (ORCA) Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) Texas Health and Human Services Commission (THHSC) Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) Emergency Disaster Relief Funding for Hur. Ike and Dolly Highlights of American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 (H.R. 1) Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Federal Transportation Agency (FTA) Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) State of Texas Plan for Disaster Recovery U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) The Office of Rural Community Affairs, in cooperation with the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, will provide joint administration of the $1.3 billion in CDBG Program disaster recovery funds. HUR. DOLLY HUR. IKE ELIGIBLE COUNTIES: Hurricane Dolly (FEMA-1780-DR) and Hurricane Ike (FEMA-1791-DR) Anderson , Hidalgo , Polk, Angelina, Houston , Refugio, Aransas, Jasper, Robertson, Austin, Jefferson, Rusk, Bowie, Jim Hogg, Bend, Sabine, Brazoria, Jim Wells, San Augustine, Brazos, Kenedy, San Jacinto, Brooks, Kleberg, San Patricio, Burleson, Leon, Shelby, Calhoun, Liberty, Smith, Cameron, Madison, Starr, Cass, Marion, Trinity, Chambers, Matagorda, Tyler, Cherokee, Milam, Upshur, Fort Montgomery, Victoria, Galveston, Morris, Walker, Gregg, Nacogdoches, Waller, Grimes, Newton, Washington, Hardin, Nueces, Wharton, Harris, Orange, Willacy, Harrison, Panola
Council of Governments Regional Process: Facilitating the Method of Distribution process, Ensuring consideration of greatest need by facilitating a local prioritization process through the MOD and citizen participation plan, Determining the allotment between housing and non-housing funds in the allocation for the region, and Establishing parameters for additional eligible activities, such as economic revitalization, public services, and others if available. REGIONAL ALLOCATIONS Region % of Damages Initial Amounts Additional Amounts Total to Region ATCOG 0.11 % $ 1,164,673 $ -
$ 1,153,846,529 Subtotals: - Total Allocation $ 1, 314, 990, 193 Program (Total Regional Allocations) (87.75 %) $ 1,153,846,529 Administration (5.00 %) $ 65,749,510 State Planning/Program Delivery (2.78 %) $ 36,559,240 TDHCA Affordable Rental Set Aside (4.47 %) $ 58,834,914 METHOD OF DISTRIBUTION DETAIL WORKSHEET (To be submitted with COG Method of Distribution Form. Enter amounts in dollars. Additional rows may be inserted if needed.) REGION: LRGVDC City, County, or Total by Grantee Eligible Entity Required Willacy County Willacy
Unincorporated NON-HOUSING Economic Non-Housing Development (Infrastructure, Public IF AVAILABLE Services, etc.) IF AVAILABLE Non-Housing Subtotal REQUIRED HOUSING Non-Rental Housing Rental Housing Subtotal IF AVAILABLE Housing* IF REQUIRED AVAILABLE $1,046,430 $0 $1,046,430 $1,046,430 $0 $0 $0 $320,661
$0 $0 Willacy County Area $2,750,000 $0 $2,337,500 $2,337,500 $412,500 $0 $412,500 Willacy County Subtotal $5,500,000 $0 $4,958,713 $4,958,713 $541,287 $0 $541,287
Lyford Raymondville San Perlita METHOD OF DISTRIBUTION DETAIL WORKSHEET (To be submitted with COG Method of Distribution Form. Enter amounts in dollars. Additional rows may be inserted if needed.) REGION: LRGVDC City, County, or Eligible Entity in Hidalgo County Hidalgo Unincorporated Alamo Alton Donna Edcouch Edinburg Elsa Granjeno Hidalgo La Joya La Villa McAllen Mercedes Mission Palmhurst Palmview Penitas Pharr Progreso Progreso Lakes San Juan Sullivan City Weslaco Hidalgo County
Area Hidalgo County Subtotal Total by Grantee Required NON-HOUSING Economic Development IF AVAILABLE Non-Housing Non-Housing Subtotal (Infrastructure, Public REQUIRED Services, etc.) IF County Allocation AVAILABLE $3,566,870 $335,358 $169,895 $305,170 $74,882 $1,213,213 $115,809 $5,523 $197,424 $74,848 $23,932 $2,196,991 $274,931 $1,143,462 $91,041 $91,331 $39,325
$0 $0 $209,638 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,375,000 $ 22,750,000 $209,638 $2,000,000 $22,540,362 $209,638 $2,209,638 $2,000,000 METHOD OF DISTRIBUTION DETAIL WORKSHEET (To be submitted with COG Method of Distribution Form. Enter amounts in dollars. Additional rows may be inserted if needed.) REGION: LRGVDC NON-HOUSING HOUSING City, County, or Total by Grantee Economic Non-Housing Non-Housing Non-Rental Housing IF
Rental Housing Subtotal Eligible Entity in Required Development (Infrastructure, Public Subtotal AVAILABLE Housing* IF REQUIRED Cameron County IF AVAILABLE Services, etc.) IF REQUIRED AVAILABLE AVAILABLE Cameron Unincorporated Bayview Brownsville Combes Harlingen Indian Lake La Feria Laguna Vista Los Fresnos Los Indios Palm Valley Port Isabel Primera Rancho Viejo Rangerville Rio Hondo San Benito Santa Rosa South Padre Island Cameron County Area
$0 $12,375,000 $0 $9,281,250 $9,281,250 $3,093,750 $0 $3,093,750 $24,750,000 $55,000,000.00 $0 $20,020,932 $20,020,932 $47,520,007.00 $4,729,068 $0 $4,729,068 $7,479,993.00 Non-Housing % of Total by Region: Housing % of Total by
86.4% Region: Total Rental Housing:* 0 Rental as % of Total:* 0.00% The 50% allocated to each county area will be distributed by each County Commissioner's Court consistent with State of Texas Disaster Recovery Plan. Additionally, the LRGVDC Board of Directors strongly recommend that the County Commissioners Court have the flexibility to modify the housing/non-housing percent allocation dependent on the demand for projects. 13.6% Main Eligibility Factor All eligible activities will be allowed so long as the activity is directly related to a major natural disaster declaration in 2008 through actual damage or a failure to function and is allowed under 24 CFR 570.201 (Must be related to Hurricanes Ike/Dolly) Eligible Activities (2 Yr. Projects) Water System Improvements Wastewater System Improvements Drainage Improvements Gas System Improvements
Road / Street Improvements Fire Protection Facilities Accessibility Improvements to Public Buildings Solid Waste Disposal / Landfills / Transfer Stations Community / Senior / Social Service Centers Shelters For Persons With Special Needs Ineligible Activities Construction of buildings and facilities used for the general conduct of government (e.g., city halls and courthouses). The financing of political activities. Purchase of equipment. Income payments. Most operation and maintenance expenses. The federal regulation states that the operation and general maintenance of public works or facilities are generally ineligible activities. Texas Health and Human Services Commission (THHSC) Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) to LRGVDC for Emergency Disaster Relief Funding for Hurricanes Ike and Dolly $9,949,297.00 SSBG Purpose & Facts The purpose of the funding is service delivery for citizens in damage
areas, Total of 29 eligible services available, AAoA Citizen Advisory Council will determine priorities and funding mechanism, AAoA has approximately 764 unduplicated individuals on waiting list with an approximate cost of over $3.3 mil for home meds, medical transportation, homemaker, dentures, and hearing aids, Funds must be encumbered by September 30, 2010. $787 Billion - American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 (H.R. 1) Stimulus Funding Bill (Includes funding for a number of important housing and community development programs, including the Public Housing Capital Fund, Community Development Block Grants, and the Neighborhood Stabilization Program.) Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Stimulus Funding These funds present a unique opportunity to strengthen the foundation of the criminal justice system in Texas by equipping agencies and communities with the resources required to enhance public safety. Available Funding Of the expected $147 million allocated to Texas under the Byrne Formula Justice Assistance Grant Program: 40% ($57 million) will be administered directly by BJA to local jurisdictions in Texas. A list of eligible applicants is found at: https://cjdonline.governor.state.tx.us/updates.aspx 60% ($90 million) will be administered by CJD. Regional Councils of Government Role: $40 million (of the $90 million) will be
allocated among the COGs to score and prioritize at the local level. Target Funding For Greatest Impact Prioritize funding based on data-driven analysis of crime and population trends affecting Texas communities. Promote programs incorporating or addressing: Border Security Governors Gang Initiative Capacity Building in Rural Texas Regions Regional and Local Priorities Equip Criminal Justice Professionals w/Resources to Enhance Public Safety The JAG stimulus funds will compliment the existing Criminal Justice Strategies already in place by continuing a balanced approach to justice. Regional Allocations Allocation Formula Considerations: Rural Base $500 K Regions w/ population density less than 52 per square mile Crime Rate Base $250K - Regions w/ overall crime rate exceeding the state average of 4623. Remaining Funds - Allocated based on % of total crime and % of total population. Rural Base Crime Rate Base
JAGs NEXT STEP Federal Transportation Agency (FTA) Funding Hidalgo Funds: $2,371,500 Cameron Funds: $1,953,732 100% Federal Funds No Match (Saves $865,000 in local funds) Transit Improvement Goals Increase Efficiency Increase Effectiveness Enhance Customer Service Improve Safety & Security Hidalgo County Improvements 10 New Buses - Type 11 (large) and Type 3 (small) buses 37 Passenger Shelters - Placed in cities throughout county
ITS Improvements - GPS hardware and software Facility Improvements - Tire & equipment storage, vehicle wash bay, facility refurbishment Customer Parking - At the Weslaco Transit Center Support Vehicle - Tow Truck Cameron County Improvements 5 New Buses - Type 3 (small) buses 23 Passenger Shelters - Placed in cities throughout county Service Vehicle - Maintenance truck Vehicle Storage Warehouse - For buses on routes in the county Vehicle Wash Bay ITS Improvements - GPS hardware and software Community Development and Neighborhood Stabilization: H.R. 1 includes $1 billion for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, to be distributed to state and local governments in accordance with the existing formula. H.R. 1 also includes $2 billion for the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP), to stabilize neighborhoods with high numbers of vacant and foreclosed-upon homes. Public Housing Capital Fund: H.R. 1 includes $4 billion for the Public Housing Capital Fund. Of this amount, $3 billion will be allocated pursuant to the existing Capital Fund formula, with the remainder to be awarded through a
competition. NAHRO and its members mounted an aggressive, months-long campaign aimed at securing Public Housing Capital Fund resources as part of the economic recovery package. Assistance to Owners of Projects Receiving Project-Based Assistance: H.R. 1 provides $2 billion in funding for project-based rental assistance contract payments to owners of properties receiving project-based assistance under the Section 202, Section 811, and Section 8 programs. NAHRO supported this provision, as these funds will help to ensure that owners of project-based Section 8 contracts receive full funding of federal rental assistance payments on an annual basis, which is essential to ensuring ongoing owner and investor participation in the program. Homelessness Prevention: H.R. 1 includes $1.5 billion for the Emergency Shelter Grants (ESG) program. Funds will be allocated pursuant to the ESG program and can be used only for homelessness prevention and certain housing stabilization activities, including short-term or medium-term rental assistance. NAHRO expressed support for this funding. Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program: H.R. 1 includes $2.25 billion in HOME program funding, although this funding will not be distributed to states and local governments through the regular HOME program formula. Instead, the funding will be allocated to state housing credit agencies to provide gap financing assistance for Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) projects.
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