Community Development Block Grant - Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) Action Plan

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The City of San Marcos has received more than $24 million in Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR)  to meet remaining unmet housing, economic development, and infrastructure needs. Click here for More About CBDG-DR. 

The City of San Marcos has received $33 million in Community Development Block Grant Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) to fund mitigation projects that will lower the risk of impacts from future disasters.

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CDBG-MIT Action Plan

Program Overview

The City of San Marcos will receive more than $24 million in Community Development Block Grant Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) to fund mitigation projects that will lower the risk of impacts from future disasters.


Program History

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.

The City of San Marcos will receive more than $24 million in Community Development Block Grant Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) to fund mitigation projects that will lower the risk of impacts from future disasters. The City is creating an action plan for how this money will be spent. This action plan is our grant application to the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD).

Money for mitigation projects cannot be used for emergency response services. Projects will focus on local and regional mitigation priorities that will have long-lasting effects. The mitigation projects will prioritize the needs of our community and will address ways to reduce the overall risk from future disaster events. 

For more information, please see the official Federal Register for this funding and a recent HUD press release. For information on State of Texas mitigation plans, refer to the Texas General Land Office.