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

Grants to Texas Government Agencies to
Benefit Low and Moderate-Income Residents

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09/01/20 5:00 PM CT


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Grants to Texas government agencies to support activities that benefit low to medium-income communities. 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.

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

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GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 148168

Estimated Size of Grant:

For the Planning and Capacity Building (PCB) Fund, the maximum grant request is based on the beneficiary population, as described in this chart:

Term of Contract:

There are three contract periods: 12 months, 24 months, and 36 months. For more details, see Applicant Threshold Requirements:

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 2020 TxCDBG PCB Fund applications is 5:00 p.m. C.T. on September 1, 2020.

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).

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

All Applications for TXCDG Funding must be submitted electronically to TDA. Submit all applications to

For questions, contact:
Aubrey-Ann Gilmore

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