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Texas Community Development Block Grant (TxCDBG) - Planning and Capacity Building (PCB) Fund

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Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA)

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03/16/22 11:59 PM C.S.T.


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Grants to Texas government agencies to support activities that benefit low to medium-income communities. Applicants are required to publish a public notice prior to submitting a grant application. Funding may be used for initiatives that enhance housing, improve living conditions, and increase economic opportunities for financially disadvantaged populations as well as to support emergency public health hazards. Priority will be given to activities that focus on the areas of community development, economic development, rural health, and rural housing to support workforce development.

The Planning and Capacity Building Fund is a competitive grant program for local public facility and housing planning activities. Localities apply for financial assistance to prepare a “comprehensive plan” or any of its components. Typical activities regard topics such as: Base Mapping, Land Use, Housing, Population, Economic Development and/or Tourism, Central Business District, Street Conditions, Thoroughfares, Parks and Recreation, Water Distribution and Supply, Wastewater Collection and Treatment, Drainage (streets & flood hazard areas), Gas or Electric Systems (if owned by the locality), Community Facilities, Capital Improvements Program, Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Regulation. Section 105(a) of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, outlines all the generally eligible activities. 

Eligible Activities:

  • Address needed local planning elements;
  • Assess local needs;
  • Build or improve local capacity; or
  • Develop strategies to address local needs.

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Planning process should result in an improved local capacity to identify long and short term needs and to develop implementable strategies to address the identified community needs. Emphasis is placed on public works and housing assistance planning. 

Objectives of the TxCDBG Program: 

1. To improve public facilities to meet basic human needs, principally for low-to-moderate income persons;

2. To improve housing conditions, principally for persons of low-to-moderate income;

3. To expand economic opportunities by creating or retaining jobs, principally for low-to-moderate income persons; and

4. To provide assistance and public facilities to eliminate conditions hazardous to the public health and of an emergency nature

Details about choosing a pre-qualified planner: 

Planning and Capacity Building applications may request funds for up to three of the following elements:

  • Utility Studies
  • Transportation Studies
  • Comprehensive Planning

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GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 148168

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum grant request for CPC Fund applications is based on population, as described in the table on page 6 of Guidelines, in Supporting Documents, below.

Term of Contract:

There are 4 contract periods: 12 months, 18 months, 24 months, and 36 months. See the chart on page 12 of Guidelines, in Supporting Documents, below.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants are non-entitlement units of general local government, incorporated cities and counties not participating or designated as eligible to participate in the entitlement portion of the federal Community Development Block Grant Program. Non-entitlement cities that are not participating in urban county programs through existing participation agreements are eligible applicants unless the city’s population counts toward the urban county CDBG allocation.

Non-entitlement cities are located predominately in rural areas and are generally:
- Cities with populations of less than 50,000 persons;
- Cities that are not designated as a central city of a metropolitan statistical area;
- Or cities that are not participating in urban county programs.

Non-entitlement counties are also predominately rural in nature and generally have fewer than 200,000 persons in the non-entitlement cities and unincorporated areas located in the county.

While non-entitlement units of general local government are the only eligible applicants for TxCDBG funding, these applicants may submit applications that will provide benefits through other sub-recipient groups serving the jurisdiction.

A locality can only receive a TxCDBG grant if the locality certifies that it follows a detailed citizen participation plan that provides for and encourages citizen participation at all stages if the community development program.

Completed applications received by the deadline may be subject to disqualification including but not limited to any of the following reasons:

Ineligible Activities:

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for all 2021 TxCDBG CPC Fund applications is 11:59 p.m. C.S.T. on March 16, 2022.

In order to apply, applicants should have an active SAM registration. Verify your SAM status here:

Each applicant must complete a citizen participation process that complies with the TxCDBG Citizen Participation Plan requirements as described in the guidelines prior to submitting an application. For more information about Citizen Participation Plan Requirements, see

At least five (5) days prior to the submission of an application for TxCDBG funds, the applicant must publish a public notice in a local newspaper that includes the following information:
- The TxCDBG fund categories for which applications will be submitted.
- The amount of TxCDBG funds requested in each application.
- A short description of the proposed project activities in each application.
- The locations of the project activities included in each application.
- The location and hours when the application will be available for public review.

An activity that addresses the NPO of principally benefitting low-to-moderate income persons must provide documentation as to the income status of those persons (also called beneficiaries).

For information on cash match requirements, see:

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.


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Aubrey-Ann Gilmore

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