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Gwyneth Teves, Community Development Director
979-532-2491 ext. 238
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The Community Development departments responsibilities include planning, directing and reviewing: housing assistance, grants, and economic development programs as well as coordinating activities with other city departments and outside agencies.

City of Wharton CDBG-DR Hurricane Harvey Infrastructure Application

CDBG Hurricane Harvey Disaster Recovery Program Comments

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City of Wharton 2016 Floods Disaster Recovery Housing Guidelines and Needs Assessment

Public Comments for the Wharton Housing Guidelines

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Infrastructure/Construction:

1. HMGP – Sewer Infrastructure Mitigation 
Application submitted 10/13/16 under the DR-4269. City staff has responded to 7 RFI’s on this project as of February 2019. FEMA review has found the BCA of the project to be less than 1.00.  The BCA for this project does not meet the requirements of FEMA and has been withdrawn.
 
2. HMGP – Warning System Mitigation (Siren Warning System)
Application submitted 10/13/16 under the DR-4269. This project was awarded 02/26/2018 and was accepted by the City Council on 03/26/18. Scope change approval was received February 1, 2019. City staff is preparing bid documents to go out for bid on equipment and installation.

3. HMGP – Riverfront Park Soil Stabilization
Application submitted by GrantWorks Inc. in December 2018. 

4. CDBG-DR – Infrastructure
Method of Distribution approved by GLO and HUD. City is designated to receive $1,650,172.00 for infrastructure projects related to Hurricane Harvey. Project applications will be completed and submitted by GrantWorks for eligible projects.

5. NRCS – Alabama Channel Repairs
NRCS has awarded a grant of $307,167.84 for repairs. The project was awarded at the January 28, 2019 Council Meeting. Fort Bend Excavation has begun construction on this project. 

6. TPWD – Harris Park Improvements
Wharton Economic Development submitted on behalf of the City of Wharton an application for Grant Funds through the Texas Parks & Wildlife Foundation for improvements to the Harris Park. Per Chad Odom, Executive Director of WEDCO, this grant was not awarded.

7. HMGP – FEMA Shelter/Dome
HMGP Application submitted by WISD for FEMA Shelter/Dome. Project is under FEMA review and approval. There has been 1 request for information at this time.

8. 2019-2020 CDBG – South East Ave. Sanitary Sewer Repairs
Application has been submitted.

Housing:

9. HMGP – Residential Elevation
Application completed and submitted by GrantWorks Inc. in December 2019. One request for information has been received and responded to at this time.

10. HMGP – Reconstruction of 100 Homes
Application completed and submitted by GrantWorks Inc. in December 2019. One request for information has been received and responded to at this time.  

11. HMGP – Residential Mitigation (Elevation/Reconstruction of Homes)
Submitted on 1/20/17 under a second funding opportunity for DR 4272 and we are awaiting a response.

12. TDHCA – HOME Reservation Participation 
Applicants are currently being notified of any outstanding paperwork for their applications and are being asked to send this information in to finalize their applications. There were 73 applicants from throughout the city that submitted applications to participate in the program. There are currently 43 still working on applications. There are 7 applicants in title phase and 2 have been fully approved through TDHCA. 2 applicants have been awarded funding as of 2/16/19. 1 subject has declined the contract. 

13. GLO Community Development and Revitalization Program
The City Council procured GrantWorks, Inc. for administration and Jones & Carter for engineering.

14. FEMA Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant
Call for application was made on August 11, 2017. The application was submitted 10/30/17 for the Nan Ya Lift Station and we are awaiting a response.

15. CDBG-DR – Buyouts/Acquisitions
Method of Distribution approved by GLO and HUD. City is designated to receive $1,693,784.00 for buyout/acquisition projects related to Hurricane Harvey. Project applications will be completed and submitted by GrantWorks for eligible projects.

16. 2016 CDBG-DR – Housing Elevation/Reconstruction
Notification of $2,000,000 funding was received by city staff on February 4, 2019. This funding will assist homeowners with elevation, rehabilitation, and reconstruction of homes to address existing damage and mitigate future damage. Contracts with the GLO are pending.

Studies:

 

Other:

17. HMGP – Critical Facility Generators
HMGP Application was submitted on 9/11/18 and we are awaiting a response.

18. FEMA – Temporary Housing Units
City staff is currently aware of 16 THU still in the City. Of those, 7 are working with the WLTRT for repairs or new housing and 2 are back in their homes waiting on FEMA to remove the units. The remaining 7 have unknown statuses at this time. 

19. Rebuild Texas – 2019 Preparedness Grant
Pre-Application was submitted on February 13, 2019 for AED Units for Public Facilities and Patrol Units and portable and mobile radios for the Public Works department. On February 28, 2019 notification was received that our submittal was short listed and a full application was to be submitted. 

 

City of Wharton
120 East Caney Street
Wharton, Texas 77488
Phone: (979) 532-2491

Wharton Volunteer Fire Department
319 N. Fulton St.
Wharton, Texas 77488
(979) 532-4811 Ext 400

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Wharton Police Department
1407 N Richmond Rd

Wharton, Texas 77488
(979) 532-3131

City of Wharton Civic Center
1924 N Fulton St.
Wharton, Texas 77488
(979) 532-2491 Ext 600
Wharton Emergency Management
1407 N Richmond Rd.
Wharton, Texas 77488
(979) 532-4811 Ext 570
 
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