Texas Department of Agriculture
05/03/21 11:59 PM CT
Grants to Texas local governments in rural areas for infrastructure improvements to downtown or main street areas. Applicants must hold a public meeting prior to submitting an application. Eligible projects are those that rehabilitate areas that are detrimental to the safety, health, or welfare of the community. Funding is intended for cities with populations of less than 50,000 people and counties with populations of less than 200,000.
The goal of the Texas Community Development Block Grant (TxCDBG) Program is to develop viable communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, as well as by expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low-to-moderate income. In awarding funding pursuant to Government Code Section 487.351(c), the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) shall give priority to eligible activities in the areas of economic development, community development, rural health and rural housing to support workforce development.
The objectives of the TxCDBG Program are:
For the Downtown Revitalization Fund, a community must meet the Elimination of Slum and/or Blight Conditions NPO. Proposed activities must address the NPO of eliminating slum or blight. The requested assistance must be for public infrastructure improvements which will address one or more of the conditions that contributed to the deterioration of an area designated as slum or blighted in the downtown or main street area of the community. For more information about the NPO, see:
Eligible Activities: TxCDBG monies are only available for public infrastructure improvements or activities explicitly needed to eliminate slum and blight conditions in the downtown or main street area.
Funds may be provided for the following activities if they address the existing blighted conditions:
GrantWatch ID#: 154129
Minimum: $50,000. Maximum: $350,000.
Contract Period: 24 months.
- Progress Threshold #1: Obligate 50% of TxCDBG contract funds at 12 months.
- Progress Threshold #2: Construction complete, PCR and final draw submitted at 24 months.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply Online: https://tda-go.intelligrants.com/
For further information about the Downtown Revitalization / Main Street Programs, please contact Crystal Ortegon by email at Crystal.Ortegon@TexasAgriculture.gov or by calling (512) 936-0286.
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