As of June 15, the county has purchased 10 properties through its 2016 Flood Mitigation Award grant, according to information obtained through an open records request with the county. Of these, four are in Conroe, three are in Spring, two are in New Caney and one is in Porter.
These properties total $1,426,500, and there is about $5,924,495 in remaining grant funds, according to the county.
The county also has several other home buyout grants: a Flood Mitigation Award community development block grant totaling $8,919,523—enough to purchase 32 properties—and a Hurricane Harvey Community Development Block Grant totaling $12,896,489 for about 40 properties, said Jason Millsaps, chief of staff for County Judge Mark Keough.
On Jan. 27, Montgomery County Commissioners Court approved submitting an application to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for a $10,411,952 grant. If approved, the funds will be used to purchase 36 properties, Millsaps said.