Disaster Recovery

GrantWorks began in the Houston-Galveston region, so we are especially focused on disaster recovery efforts.  Our team has worked to secure and manage over $400 million in CDBG Disaster Recovery funding for 40 cities and counties on the Gulf Coast and in East Texas.

Our top-rated application and implementation team stands ready to assist your community’s response to Hurricanes Ike and Dolly.  Make no mistake:  the Texas General Land Office has insisted on a higher standard of work and strict deadlines for this final recovery push.  You need the best grant writers and administrators in Texas by your side, and we will deliver.

Our key strengths for Disaster Recovery include:

  • Unmatched CDBG Grant Writing and Management Experience
    More than $350 million in CDBG funds secured and managed in nearly 800 projects across Texas for 250+ local government clients.
  • Ability to Execute
    Texas’ largest grant administrator with forty-five professionals including ten full-time certified CDBG Grant Managers to manage every aspect of your projects.  Our size allows for personal attention for every project—you won’t get lost in the shuffle.
  • In-house Specialists
    GrantWorks’ Grant Managers are backed by dedicated teams specializing in Labor Standards, Low/Mod Beneficiary, Application Preparation, Fair Housing and Environmental Review.  Our staff also includes construction managers, GIS specialists, and planners who provide in-house consultative services.
  • Familiarity with Disaster Impact Area
    GrantWorks was founded in La Porte in 1979 and we maintain offices in Houston, Austin, McAllen, Beeville, Texarkana, Abilene, Alpine, Galveston,  Huntsville, Marble Falls, New Ulm, Palestine, Rockport and San Angelo.  We are the grant administrator of choice for nine of Texas’ 17 coastal counties and more than 60 cities stretching from Texarkana to Harlingen.

Disaster Recovery Services

GrantWorks provides non-housing (infrastructure) Grant Administration Services to any community within the Disaster Recovery area.

We provide both pre-funding application services and post-funding administration services.

In the Round 2 Pool competitions, GrantWorks prepared the applications for 16 of the 29 announced awards and nearly 60% of the total funding.  All of the applications we submitted in Rounds 1 and 2 in the “high impact” regions were accepted and funded.  Our skill and success in creating fundable CDBG applications is unmatched.

GrantWorks performs the general duties including financial management and recordkeeping, draws, and monitoring/audit finding resolution; administration duties including reporting, fair housing, Section 504, Section 3, close-outs, amendments/modifications, change order processing, acquisition, and labor standards.  Our CD Management staff have been trained and certified by the Texas Department of Agriculture to implement these projects and have deep experience and technical specialists backing them up.

See our staff page to learn more about our specialists.

Download Our Disaster Recovery Services Brochure