Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA)
03/16/22 11:59 PM C.S.T.
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.
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: https://www.texasagriculture.gov/Portals/0/Publications/RED/CDBG/PCB%20Fund/2021%20CPC%20App%20Guide%2012.17.2021.pdf#page=5
Planning and Capacity Building applications may request funds for up to three of the following elements:
For additional information, see: https://www.texasagriculture.gov/Portals/0/Publications/RED/CDBG/PCB%20Fund/2021%20CPC%20App%20Guide%2012.17.2021.pdf#page=7
GrantWatch ID#: 148168
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.
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.
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