Houston, Harris County could target buyouts, home elevations, drainage projects with new federal aid
The first half of an anticipated $1 billion in federal grants to harden the Texas coast for future storms through infrastructure projects, home buyouts or elevations and other efforts is up for grabs, state officials announced Tuesday.
Gov. Greg Abbott announced the availability of this newest bucket of money in the hard-hit coastal town of Rockport and at Houston City Hall, as Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Judge Ed Emmett looked on.
FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Grant Program is a standard aid process triggered after every federally declared disaster. The final amount available to... read more
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