The Estimated Economic Impact of CDBG in Small and Rural Communities in Texas

ARCIT commissioned an independent economic impact analysis of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program on the Texas economy from 2012 – 2016. The report found local small and rural communities in Texas would have an overwhelming financial burden if they tried to complete much-needed core infrastructure…

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El Campo CDC Receives Excellence in Economic Development Award from the International Economic Development Council

ARCIT member, El Campo City Development Corporation (CDC) won a Bronze Excellence in Economic Development Award for its Shop Local! Small Business Week Campaign, a project in the category of Paid Ad Campaign from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). The honor was presented at an awards ceremony during the IEDC Annual Conference in Toronto,…

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Deadline Extended for TWDB State FY 2018 Clean and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds

Reminder: Application Deadline Extension Notice State Fiscal Year 2018 Clean and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds Due to the historic rainfall and flooding events occurring from Hurricane Harvey, the Texas Water Development Board is granting a three-week extension for the first-round deadline of State Fiscal Year 2018 Clean and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds applications.…

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CDBG and HOME Investment Partnerships Program are in Serious Jeopardy

by Bruce Spitzengel, Grantworks The State-administered federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) are in serious jeopardy based on the President’s budget proposal. Our federal political leaders may not be aware of the significant impact that these programs have on rural Texas, helping to improve infrastructure and housing for citizens.…

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Texas CDBG Colonia Planning Sample Documents

CDBG Colonia Planning Sample Documents are now available!! TX CDBG Colonia Planning Procurement Guidance (Word) (PDF) TX CDBG Colonia Planning Procurement Templates (Word) (PDF) TX CDBG Colonia Planning RFP Newspaper Advertisement (Word) (PDF)

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How should TxDOT prioritize Freight Projects?

TxDOT is hosting a series of workshops throughout the state to get your input on freight transportation system investments. (Flyer) We invite you to join us at one of the workshops near you! To register go to: www.movetexasfreight.com  

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TWDB – Regional Financial Assistance Workshops

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) is pleased to invite you to a new style of workshop that provides valuable information while allowing for more one-on-one opportunities to discuss your project needs.  Your Regional Project Team, along with TWDB Program Coordinators, will be at the workshops to discuss specific projects and answer any questions you…

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Let the STAR Fund Help You Repair After the Panhandle Wildfires

Dear Friends, I am in the Texas Panhandle right now, surveying the damage from the recent wildfires that have burned large swaths of Texas ranchland. Seeing the damage up close brings home the devastation suffered by the farmers and ranchers here. Their resilient spirit is matched only by their neighbors willingness to help them get…

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How to pay for a $12 billion bullet train without asking Texas for money

Texas Central says global interest in American infrastructure will fund and finance a high-speed rail line from Dallas to Houston. Experts and critics are more skeptical. Read More>>

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Texas’ rural roots and urban future are on a high-speed collision course

A private firm’s proposed Houston-Dallas bullet train would connect two of America’s biggest metropolitan areas. But the 240-mile line would require a lot of country land that many Texans don’t want to give up. Read More>>

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