TxCDBG announcement: change to upcoming application submissions, and webinar opportunity

Reminder: Upcoming Application Due Dates

We look forward to receiving your applications on September 1, 2020 for the application cycles listed in this announcement.

Due to the current pandemic conditions, TDA offices remain closed to the public.  Therefore, TDA is modifying the application submission procedures as follows:

 

All Applications for TxCDBG Funding should be submitted electronically to TDA:

  • Submit all applications to CDBGapps@TexasAgriculture.gov
    • The emailed application will be the document of record –
    • TDA strongly discourages mail delivery for applications – application materials mailed to TDA that arrive after the application due date will not be considered part of the original application.  (Note: in the future, applications may only be accepted electronically)
    • TDA will NOT be accepting hand-delivered applications.
  • Please use subject line: [Fund Acronym] – [Name of Applicant]
    • Example: DRP/MS – Sample City
    • Example: CFC – Sample County
  • The email must include a complete scanned copy of the application as a single PDF document
    • Maps must be legible and not folded
    • Newspaper publications must be scanned as described in the application guide
    • If an income survey was performed, include the Survey Tab Form in the single PDF document.  If the survey has not been previously approved (including TDA staff initials), attach the complete survey documentation (Survey Tab Form, Address List, Survey Questionnaires) as a separate document.
  • The PDF application must be signed by the authorized official
    • Scanned copies of the wet ink signature are acceptable
    • Digital signatures that comply with the TxCDBG Project Implementation Manual requirements are also acceptable (See Chapter 2, page 6)

 

Webinar Opportunity

TDA will host a webinar to address this change and any other questions or concern applicants may have while finalizing these applications:

Webinar: Updates & Reminders for TxCDBG Application Submission

Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 11:00 am

GoToMeeting platform – Link to be posted HERE

 

The application submittal instructions and webinar training apply to the following application cycles:

 

Fund Category

(linked to detailed information)

Purpose Maximum Grant Amount
Downtown Revitalization / Main Street Program Address the conditions that contribute to the deterioration in an area designated as slum or blighted in the community’s downtown or main street area $500,000
Fire, Ambulance, and Service Truck (FAST) Fund Provide eligible vehicles for emergency response for low- to moderate-income areas $500,000
Planning & Capacity Building Fund Assist planning efforts in low- to moderate-income communities $75,000
Colonia Fund – Construction (Secondary Round) Provide basic infrastructure and housing improvements in colonia areas

Note: This application is offered to complete the 2019-2020 funding cycle

$1,000,000

 

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