As we move into June following the turbulent weather in our region, Congresswoman Fletcher wants to highlight a funding opportunity outlined in our newsletter that could assist in addressing flooding in the area:

Flood Mitigation Assistance Swift Current (FMA Swift Current) – This federal program provides funding to mitigate buildings insured through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) after a major disaster declaration following a flood-related event, reducing the risk of future flood damage. The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) was recently allocated $40 million as the primary applicant for the FMA Swift Current Program.  Cities, counties, special districts, and federally recognized tribes can apply to TWDB as sub-applicants. TWDB will share further details about the program’s rollout soon.  For more information, please click here Texas Water Development Board information – Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant Program.

The June edition is also packed with invaluable resources and opportunities. Here’s a brief summary of the new resources you will find in this edition:

  • The Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization will conduct an outreach webinar on June 6, 2024, to discuss the Brownfields Job Training Grant opportunity.
  • The Build America Bureau of the U.S. Department of Transportation is offering low-interest loans to finance transit-oriented development projects, promoting investment in public infrastructure and economic development.
  • CHIPS for America has introduced a new platform to share updates on funding opportunities and demonstrate the alignment of workforce development with its initiatives.

If you have any questions or require further assistance, please feel free to contact us.

Thank you and stay safe.

Dottie Hall
Grants Manager
Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07)
3700 Buffalo Speedway, Ste. 610
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 353-8680