Technical Assistance TxCDBG
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. Grants range from $75,000 to $800,000. The application process is competitive with applications accepted biennially; grant funds are awarded annually.
The Regional Review Committee (RRC) is comprised of 12 local elected officials, appointed by the Governor. 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. Click here to view the Central Texas RRC Guidebook for the 2017-2018 TxCDBG Program .
The 2017-2018 Community Development Fund application and guidelines are available here:
Applications for this competition are due not later than 5:00 pm, February 9, 2017, for awards to be announced in 2017 and 2018.
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 Jimmy Martin by phone at (254) 770-2364 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. This year (2014) marks the 46th Anniversary of the National Fair Housing Law. To promote fair housing practices, CTCOG proclaimed the month of April to be Fair Housing Month and encouraged potential homeowners and renters to be aware of their rights. A Fair Housing awareness event will be held on April 22nd, 2015 at Workforce Solutions of Central Texas 300 Cheyenne in Killeen. Information was provided for first time home buyers, low-income home buyers, and disabled or disadvantaged home buyers. All members of the public were invited to attend and learn about Fair Housing and other assistance programs provided by the Central Texas Council of Governments. A similar event promoting fair housing practices will be held next year, most likely during the month of April. If you would like to be a part of this event, please contact Jimmy Martin via phone at 254-770-2364 or email at email@example.com.
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 http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD.