Serving the State of Texas

    Texas flag illustrating services provided to state of Texas by CohnReznick

    For nearly 15 years, CohnReznick’s Government team has supported the State of Texas by helping to administer some of its highest-priority emergency management programs. From Hurricane Ike in 2008 through the most recent COVID-19 Emergency Rental and Homeowner Assistance Fund Programs, CohnReznick has provided boots on the ground support to the citizens of Texas and the local agencies that assist them.


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    Our team is also uniquely poised to assist Texas state and local agencies in the administration and oversight of Infrastructure and Investment Jobs Act (IIJA) funding allocations for broadband, water and wastewater, ports, and more.

    Through a range of comprehensive services that include compliance, monitoring, and oversight, emergency management, project and program management, and now infrastructure advisory, our experienced audit, project management, and disaster recovery professionals have been employing best practices to help Texas agencies stay on time, on budget, and on mission for their most critical programs.



    Texas Division
     of Emergency Management

    Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs

    Texas General
    Land Office

    Cancer Prevention &
    Research Institute of Texas

    FEMA Public Assistance
    and Hazard Mitigation

    Texas Rent Relief Program

    Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery

    Cancer Research and
    Prevention Grants

    Provided critical Grant Fund Administration services to TDEM, helping Texans economically recover from some of the state’s most devastating disasters.

    As a strategic advisor, helped TDEM transform the way it maintains financial and programmatic compliance, and coordinates with state agencies and local jurisdictions.


    In 2022, helped Texas agencies and municipalities disburse over $1 billion, assisted more than 1,600 grant sub-recipients with documentation requirements, and processed 6,000 project closeouts through FEMA and state closure.

    After experiencing significant technology failures and delays in reviewing applications for eligibility with its initially selected vendor, TDHCA hired CohnReznick to perform eligibility review services.


    Within nine months, assisted more than 100,000 households by approving $555 million in ERAP payments.


    Consistently received praise from TDHCA for consistent use of data analysis to expedite reviews and mitigate fraud, waste, and abuse.

    With GLO playing a lead role in Hurricane Harvey disaster recovery efforts, administered through a $5.6 billion CDBG-DR program, provided a full suite of services to improve GLO’s effectiveness (training and technical assistance, policies and procedures development, program management, and eligibility and payment approval).


    Served GLO as grant underwriter for its Affordable Rental Program, approving $450 million in federal funding which stimulated housing development and rehabilitation in Texas for those most in need.

    Supported CPRIT with compliance monitoring, risk assessment, and technical support to grantees receiving state funds for over 600 active Cancer Research and Prevention Grants.


    Helping CPRIT improve its operations resulted in voters extending the organization’s state research funding efforts, doubling to $6 billion the amount of bonds that can be issued to support it.

    Subject matter expertise

    • Contact Frank Frank+Banda
      Frank Banda

      CPA, CFE, PMP, Managing Partner – Government and Public Sector Advisory

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      Contact Abby Abby+Rollins
      Abby Rollins

      CFE, PMP, Principal

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