The Texas Community Development Block Grant (TxCDBG) Community Development Fund provides grants to rural Texas cities and counties for basic infrastructure projects such as water/wastewater facilities, street improvements and drainage.  The application process is competitive with applications accepted biennially; grant funds are awarded annually.

The Regional Review Committee (RRC) is comprised of 12 local  officials, appointed by the Commissioner of the Texas Department of Agriculture.  The role of the RRC is to participate in the process for determining regional scoring priorities for projects funded through the TxCDBG’s Community Development Fund, and is responsible for developing the objective scoring criteria. The RRC meeting was held on July 11, 2018 at 11 a.m. The RRC reviewed the Central Texas RRC Guidebook for the 2019-2020 TxCDBG Program and determined scoring priorities for projects.

Click here to view the Central Texas RRC Guidebook for the 2019-2020 TxCDBG Program .

The primary objective of the Community Development Block Grant program is to develop viable communities by providing decent housing and suitable living environments, and expanding economic opportunities principally for persons of low- to moderate-income.

Eligible applicants are non-entitlement cities under 50,000 in population and non-entitlement counties that have a non-metropolitan population under 200,000 and are not eligible for direct CDBG funding from HUD may apply for funding through any of the Texas CDBG programs.

For more information regarding community development programs, please visit the Texas CDBG website.

If you have any questions about the Texas Community Development Program or need additional information, please contact John Weber by phone at (254) 770-2366 or by email at

Technical Assistance – Fair Housing

The National Fair Housing Law promotes fair housing practices. Title VIII of the Civil rights Act of 1968, as amended, prohibits discrimination against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, handicap, familial status or national origin in the sale or rental of units in the housing market. The Central Texas Council of Governments (CTCOG) encourages potential homeowners and renters to be aware of their rights.  April is known as Fair Housing Month and CTCOG typically promotes Fair Housing Month. Please contact John Weber via phone at 254-770-2366 or email at for more information.


The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has a variety of information for homebuyers and renters. HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes; utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination; and transform the way HUD does business. For more information, visit the HUD website at