City Council approved Jeff Ward & Associates, Inc. to develop and submit a grant for all El Lago interested homeowners. If the grant is awarded, Mr. Ward will also provide grant management services as a part of the project.
Mr. Ward has been very successful in preparing grant applications for Hazard Mitigation Assistance grants including: Flood Mitigation Assistance projects and planning grants, Pre-Disaster Mitigation planning and project grants, and Severe Repetitive Loss applications. These applications have resulted in over $800 million in grant awards. A few of their local projects include home elevations for the cities of Nassau Bay, League City, Friendswood, Pearland and Jersey Village. They have also successfully organized these projects for Harris, Galveston, and Brazoria Counties. Mr. Ward is an experienced project manager in large and complex mitigation projects. He is a Certified Floodplain Manager and a nationally recognized expert in FEMA's Benefit Cost Analysis software. He has authored policy and procedure manuals for the Harris County Flood Control District and has authored online training approved by the National Association of State Floodplain Managers.
Public Meeting September 12, 2019
A public meeting was held on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm to discuss questions about the FEMA Home Elevation Grant. The presentation from this meeting can be viewed here.
What Interested Homeowners should do
Homeowners who are interested in the grant should complete this application and attach the following: Copy of insurance with Flood Policy Declarations Copy of Elevation Certificate Photos of all sides of the building Sketch showing dimensions of the building The application with attachments must be submitted to City Hall no later than September 26, 2019.