Monthly Archives: April 2016

Home Elevation Grant Opportunity Announcement

The City of Houston, in partnership with the Texas Water Development Board, will submit a grant application on behalf of interested homeowners to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Grant. This grant will request funds for Elevation of Existing Homes damaged during the 2015 and 2016 flooding events.

Who is Eligible?

Only Homeowners who have flood insurance. The flood insurance must be from the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and be effective at the time of the grant application.

How can this grant help me to avoid flood damage in the future?

If awarded, this grant will pay...

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President Declares Major Disaster for Texas

WASHINGTON –The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Texas to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms and flooding during the period of April 17-24, 2016. The President's action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in Fayette, Grimes, Harris, and Parker counties. Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster. ...
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Transportation, Technology, and Infrastructure (TTI) Council Committee — Monday, May 2 (RESCHEDULED)

The postponed April 18th Transportation, Technology, and Infrastructure (TTI) Council Committee meeting has been rescheduled for Monday, May 2 at 10:00 a.m., City Hall Council Chambers. A revised agenda will be posted next week. For more information contact: Donald R. Perkins, Chief of Staff Office of Council Member Larry V. Green, Esq. Council District K P.O. Box 1562 Houston, TX 77251-1562 832-393-3016 (office) donald.perkins@houstontx.gov...
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BusinessConnect with Super Bowl

SuperBowl_BusinessConnectSuper Bowl LI Business Connect is a partnership between the National Football League (NFL) and the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee to link diverse Houston suppliers to contracting opportunities related to Super Bowl LI. The program’s intent is to provide networking, educational and other business development opportunities to encourage greater business success for each participant. For more than a decade, Business Connect has successfully connected diverse businesses in the local host community to Super Bowl procurement, networking, educational and business development opportunities. Super Bowl LI Business Connect is open to certified minority, woman,...
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SIMSelebration – Completion of the Sims Bayou Flood Damage Reduction Project, Canceled

The Harris County Flood Control District regrets to inform you that they have to postpone the US Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District and Harris County Flood Control District’s SimSelebration event scheduled this Friday, April 22 due to heavy flooding ongoing throughout Harris County. They are focusing efforts on working with their residents and communities during this difficult time. The Harris County Flood Control District apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause. simselebration-canceled...
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