Community Development Block Grant (TxCDBG) Program

The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA), through the Community Development Block Grant (TxCDBG) Program for Rural Texas, grants funds to rural Texas cities and counties for basic infrastructure projects aimed at developing viable communities principally for persons of low to moderate income.  Although most funds are used for Public Facilities (water/wastewater infrastructure, street and drainage improvements), there are numerous other activities for which funds can be used.  Funding is awarded by TDA on a biennium basis.  For more information on the TxCDBG program including requirements and application due dates, please visit:  

https://www.texasagriculture.gov/GrantsServices/RuralEconomicDevelopment/RuralCommunityDevelopmentBlockGrant(CDBG).aspx

In 2020, a statewide Unified Scoring Committee (USC) was established by TDA to replace local Regional Review Committees (RRC).  The USC is responsible for developing objective scoring factors for all regions used to prioritize applicant projects.  The USC also establishes the numerical value of points assigned to each scoring factor. This group meets once every other year.  The USC Committee Member representing Southeast Texas is the Honorable Wayne McDaniel, County Judge, Hardin County. 

TxCDBG Highlights

Eligible Areas
Non-entitlement cities and counties

Eligible Applicants
Non-entitlement cities and counties

Grant Maximum
$350,000

Applicant Match
Cash match of 20% – 0%

Eligible Projects
Public infrastructure improvements, economic development activities and activities to address situations that pose an imminent threat to public health and safety.

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