FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Approved!

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Brazos River Erosion Control Project Update
April 6, 2023

On March 28, 2023, FBCLID 7 was formally notified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that the Phase II Hazard Mitigation Grant was approved for construction of the Brazos River Erosion Control Project. FEMA’s grant to FBCLID 7 is approved for up to $48,300,000. In addition, the State of Texas is expected to contribute $12,000,000 to fund the local cost share that would typically be paid by FBCLID 7. The ultimate cost to FBCLID 7 taxpayers for construction of the Brazos River Erosion Control Project is still projected to be less than $4,000,000.

Now that FEMA awarded the Phase II Hazard Mitigation Grant, FBCLID 7 can start the construction bidding process. The current schedule estimates the construction contract will be awarded in June 2023 and construction will start in August. Construction is scheduled for completion in the fall of 2025, depending on weather and Brazos River conditions.

Description Time (months) Completion Date
Complete Phase 1 & Phase II Request 12 months February 2022
FEMA Phase II Grant Approval 13 months March 2023
Construction Bidding Begins 1 month April 2023
Bid Opening 1 month May 2023
Award Construction Contract 1 month June 2023
Contract Execution/Pre-Con Meetings 1 month July 2023
Notice to Proceed/Mobilization 1 month August 2023
Substantial Completion 13 months September 2024
Final Completion 1 month October 2024
Project/Grant Closeout 3 months January 2025
Project Deadline January 31, 2025