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Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG)

Grants to Texas Nonprofits, Agencies, and For-Profits
for Community Improvement Activities

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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City of New Braunfels

Deadline Date:

02/17/20

Description:

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Grants to Texas nonprofit organizations, government agencies, for-profits, and housing organizations to improve public facilities, services, and infrastructure in eligible regions. Funding is intended to address community needs, prevent blight, and benefit individuals with low- to -moderate-income. Eligible projects must be within the city limits of New Braunfels or provide services to New Braunfels residents.

Funding is intended to be used for a wide range of activities including, but not limited to, public services, public facilities, infrastructure improvements and minor home repair programs. These grants can be used to revitalize neighborhoods, expand affordable housing, offer economic opportunities and improve community facilities and services.

Funding received from Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for CDBG activities or projects is used locally to meet priority community needs identified in the City of New Braunfels' Consolidated Plan. All activities carried out with CDBG funding must meet one of the following national objectives:

  • Benefit low and moderate-income persons
  • Aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight
  • Meet community development needs having a particular urgency e.g. response to a hurricane, tornado, flood, or similar disaster

Grant recipients must certify that at least 70% of HUD funds must be expended on behalf of low and moderate-income persons. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 152724

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$393,910

Term of Contract:

The City is requesting applications from non-profit agencies and other entities for the CDBG program for the term October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants:

- Existing 501 c 3 or other non-profit status
- City Departments
- Other Public Agencies
- For-Profits with mission to serve low-income persons/families
- Community-Based Housing Organizations

Applicants on the Federal or State de-barred list are not eligible to apply for or receive CDBG funds.

Pre-Application Information:

A completed original application with the attachments listed below, and 10 copies
without attachments, are due to the City Secretary’s Office, ATTN: Jennifer Gates, at
550 Landa Street by February 17, 2020 by 4:00 PM local time.

The City invites all persons interested providing input for the development of the Consolidated Plan, the Annual Action Plan, and the City’s Fair Housing Plan to attend a Stakeholder Meeting on March 4th. The meeting will be held at 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM in the Tejas Room at City Hall, 550 Landa Street, New Braunfels, TX. The workshop will allow citizens to discuss issues and priorities with City staff.

Important Dates (all posted times are Central Time):

- January 15, 2020 to February 17, 2020: CDBG Program Year 2020 Funding Application Period
- January 15, 2020: 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM; Pre-Application Workshop
- March 4, 2020 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM; Stakeholder Meeting Annual Action Plan and Fair Housing Discussion
- March 4, 2020 6:00 PM; PY20 Applicant Discussions with Community Development Advisory Committee (CDAC)
- April 2020 Fair Housing Month
- April 1, 2020 6:00 PM; CDAC ranks applications for recommendations to City Council
- April 13, 2020 6:00 PM; National Community Development Week proclamation
- June 9 and 10, 2020; TIME and LOCATION TBD; Public Hearings for Annual Action Plan
- June 22, 2020 6:00 PM; Public Hearing and Presentation of Annual Action Plan to City Council
- July 27, 2020 6:00 PM; City Council Approves Annual Action Plan

Contact Information:

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

If you have questions concerning the application, please contact Jennifer Gates, Grants Coordinator, at JGates@nbtexas.org or Paula Harper, CDBG Consultant, at paula.cstx@gmail.com.

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