Land Office commits $100M to support building code, ordinance modernization
The Texas General Land Office (GLO) is renewing its commitment to supporting communities in need of modern and resilient building codes and flood damage prevention ordinances with the launch of its $100 million Resilient Communities Program.
Communities that receive the funds will develop, adopt, and implement modern and resilient building codes and flood damage prevention ordinances to help ensure that structures built within the community can withstand future hazards.
The GLO allocated up to $100 million in Community Development Block Grant – Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the program.
Cities, counties, councils of government, and federally recognized tribes in CDBG-MIT eligible areas are eligible to apply for up to $300,000 per applicant. All applicants must have legal authority to adopt and enforce building codes, zoning ordinances, land use plans, and/or comprehensive plans proposed in the program application.
The GLO began accepting applications June 1. It will process them for eligibility on a first come, first served basis until June 1, 2028, or until funding is exhausted, whichever is first.