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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

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City of New Braunfels

Deadline Date:

03/10/21 4:00 PM - Receipt

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 locations. Funding is intended to address community needs, prevent blight, and benefit individuals with low to moderate-incomes. Eligible projects are located within the city limits of New Braunfels or provide services to New Braunfels residents.

Grants 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

Term of Contract:

October 1, 2021, through September 30, 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants:
- Existing 501(c)(3) or other non-profit status
- Other Public Agencies
- For-Profits with a mission to serve low-income persons/families
- City Departments
- Community-Based Housing Organizations (CBHO)
- Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDO)

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

Pre-proposal Conference:

A pre-application workshop was held on February 10. View the presentation in Supporting Documents, below.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline to submit applications is March 10, 2021, by 4:00 PM local time.

The City invites all persons interested in 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 in April (date TBD). The meeting will allow citizens to discuss issues and priorities with City staff.

Important Dates (all posted times are Central Time):
- February 10, 2021, to March 10, 2021: CDBG Program Year 2020 Funding Application Period
- February 10, 2021: Pre-Application Workshop
- April 2021: Fair Housing Month
- April 2021: Stakeholder Meeting Annual Action Plan and Fair Housing Discussion
- April 21, 2021: Applicant Discussions with Community Development Advisory Committee (CDAC)
- May 1, 2021, 6:00 PM: CDAC ranks applications for recommendations to City Council
- June 28, 2021, 6:00 PM: Public Hearing and Presentation of Draft Annual Action Plan and Fair Housing Plan to City Council
- July 26, 2021, 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.

Hardcopy applications must be submitted to
City Secretary’s Office
ATTN: Jennifer Gates
550 Landa Street

Or email applications to Jenifer Gates, Grants Coordinator, at JGates@nbtexas.org or to Paula Harper, CDBG Consultant, at paula.cstx@gmail.com.

If you have questions concerning the application, please contact Jennifer Gates or Paula Harper at the email addresses above.

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