Community Development Block Grant

Incentive Type: Grant Program
Health And Safety, Infrastructure, Real estate
Eligible Sector:
Financial Incentive
Time Period:
FY 2015
Governing Body: Texas department of agriculture
What’s it worth?: Not mentioned

The Community Development Block Grant provides funding to small, rural cities that do not quality for HUD funding. Qualifying cities have populations of less than 50,000 or counties that have non-metropolitan population of less than 200,000. This in effort to develop viable communities by ensuring safe, decent living facilities and expanding economic opportunities. The main objectives include:

  • Benefiting low- and moderate income persons
  • Assist in preventing or eliminating slums and blight
  • Meeting urgency needs that represents an immediate threat to health and safety

Eligible participants include those who meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • Earn 80 percent of the statewide non-metropolitan median family income figure or less
  • Qualify for the Section 8 housing assistance program

Funding rules and regulations are set by HUD and defines the methods used for:

  • Distribution of funds
  • Award amounts
  • Application process
  • Selection process

Funds may be used for the following activities:

  • Water Systems Improvements
  • Wastewater Systems Improvements
  • Drainage Improvements
  • Housing Rehabilitation
  • Gas System Improvements
  • Road/Street Improvements
  • Fire Protection Facilities
  • Accessibility Improvements to Public Buildings
  • Solid Waste Disposal/Landfills/Transfer Stations
  • Community/Senior/Social Service Centers
  • Shelters for persons with Special Needs

There are several types of qualifying applications including:

  • Single Jurisdiction
  • Multi-Jurisdiction
  • Single Activity
  • Multi-Activity

All applications are required to include:

  • Cover sheet
  • Application checklist
  • 424 Form
  • Project Approval Information
  • Community Needs Information
  • Project Summary
  • Additional Project Information
  • Beneficiary Information
  • Budget