Funding Opportunities

The best way to get feedback on what program could be the best fit for your community’s needs is to submit a Request for Information Form for review by the Flood Information Clearinghouse Committee. Please read our Frequently Asked Questions prior to submitting the form.


Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities Program

To be administered by TDEM, Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) will support states, local communities, tribes and territories, as they undertake hazard mitigation projects reducing the risks they face from disasters and natural hazards. BRIC is a new FEMA pre-disaster hazard mitigation program that replaces the existing Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) program and is a result of amendments made to Section 203 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act) by Section 1234 of the Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018 (DRRA).

Current opportunities: Initial funding opportunity opens September 30, 2020. See the Notice of Funding Opportunity for more details.


Clean Water State Revolving Fund

The Clean Water State Revolving Fund, administered by the TWDB, provides financial assistance in the form of loans with subsidized interest rates and opportunities for partial principal forgiveness for planning, acquisition, design, and construction of wastewater, reuse, and stormwater infrastructure.

Current opportunities: Financing is available year-round; however, applicants must submit a preliminary application to be ranked for allocation of available principal forgiveness funds. To be included in the initial Project Priority List for State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2021, entities must have submitted a completed Project Information Form (PIF) by March 3, 2020. Entities submitting PIFs after the deadline will be considered for loans with subsidized interest rates only.


Community Development Block Grants – Mitigation

Administered by the Texas General Land Office (GLO), Community Development Block Grants – Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) funds will be used to build and implement structural and non-structural projects, programs, and partnerships throughout the state of Texas that reduce the risks and impacts of future natural disasters.

Current Opportunities: Texas General Land Office (GLO) is administering $4,297,189,000 in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) CDBG-MIT funds in presidentially declared disaster areas of the state impacted by Hurricane Harvey and 2015 and 2016 flood events. See the Mitigation Action Plan Summary for details.


Community Development Block Grant Program for Rural Texas

The Texas Community Development Block Grant Program, administered by the TDA, provides grants for community planning and small infrastructure projects, including water, wastewater, stormwater, and street infrastructure.

Current Opportunities:

Colonia Fund: Construction Program (for eligible unincorporated communities near the Texas-Mexico border): Applications are due July 15, 2020.

Community Development Fund (Flexible, competitive grant program based on regional project priorities): Application anticipated to be available Summer 2020 and due Spring 2021.


Flood Control Dam Infrastructure Projects - Supplemental Funding

Administered by the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board, the 86th Texas Legislature appropriated funding to repair and rehabilitate flood control structures through grants to the local sponsors of Flood Control Dams, including Soil and Water Conservation Districts.

Current opportunities: At this time, all funding has been allocated to dam repair and dam upgrade projects. However, sponsors are encouraged to continue to submit applications that may be used for the next budget request.


Flood Infrastructure Fund

The Flood Infrastructure Fund, administered by the TWDB, provides financial assistance in the form of loans and grants for flood control, flood mitigation, and drainage projects.

Current opportunities: The TWDB received a large number of abridged applications for the initial FIF prioritization; please visit the FIF program page for updates on application processing.


Flood Mitigation Assistance Program

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) grant program, administered by the TWDB, provides federal funding to help states and communities pay for cost effective measures to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk of flood damage to structures that are insurable under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

Current opportunities: Initial funding opportunity opens September 30, 2020. See the Notice of Funding Opportunity for more details.


Hazard Mitigation Grant Program

Following a Presidential Disaster Declaration, the FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, administered by TDEM,  provides disaster response and recovery assistance to prevent or reduce future loss of lives and property through the identification and funding of cost-effective mitigation measures and to minimize the costs of future disaster response and recovery. All applicants must have a FEMA-approved Hazard Mitigation Plan at the time the project is submitted to FEMA, with the exception of planning projects.

Current opportunities:


Pre-Disaster Mitigation

The FEMA Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) grant program, administered by TDEM, provides resources to assist states, tribal governments, territories and local communities in their efforts to implement a sustained pre-disaster natural hazard mitigation program. All applicants must have a FEMA-approved Hazard Mitigation Plan at the time the project is submitted to FEMA, with the exception of planning projects. FY 2020 was the last year for the PDM program. It is scheduled to be replaced by FEMA’s Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) grant program.

Current opportunities: No future offerings anticipated. This program is scheduled to be replaced by the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) grant program. See BRIC above for additional details.


Public Assistance

The FEMA Public Assistance (PA) program provides grants to state, territorial, local and federally recognized tribal governments and some private non-profit entities and houses of worship to assist them with the response and recovery of incidents. Through the PA Program, FEMA provides supplemental Federal disaster grant assistance for debris removal, emergency protective measures, and the restoration of disaster-damaged, publicly owned facilities and the facilities of certain private nonprofit organizations.

If you are seeking funding for the repair, restoration, reconstruction, or replacement of a facility damaged or destroyed by a federally declared disaster, you must submit a Request for Public Assistance (RPA) to FEMA, through TDEM, within 30 days of the respective area being designated in the declaration.

Current opportunities: Funding is available following any Major Disaster Declaration with a Public Assistance designation.


Rehabilitation of High Hazard Potential Dam Grant Program

FEMA’s High Hazard Potential Dam Grant Program, administered by TCEQ, provides technical, planning, design, and construction assistance in the form of grants for rehabilitation of eligible high hazard potential dams.

Current opportunities: For federal fiscal year 2019, funding has been approved for three projects. No information is available at this time for federal fiscal year 2020.


Structural Dam Repair Grant Program

Administered by the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board, the program provides state grant funds to provide 95% of the cost of allowable repair activities on dams constructed by the United States Department of Agriculture - Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS), including match funding for federal projects through the Dam Rehabilitation Program and the Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program of the Texas NRCS.

Current opportunities: At this time, all funding has been allocated to dam repair and dam upgrade projects. However, sponsors are encouraged to continue to submit applications that may be used for the next budget request.