Community Development - Non-Entitlement Communities

The LRGVDC is provided funding from the Texas Department of Agriculture to provide technical assistance to non-entitlement communities and as part of this effort, it supports the Regional Review Committee (RRC), a body appointed by the Texas Department of Agriculture Commissioner. The RRC has the responsibility for identifying regional priorities and establishing scoring procedures for community development grant funds.

The program is administered by the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA). Click here to download applications and guides as well as general information regarding other programs or grants. The primary objective of the Community Development Block Grant program is to develop viable communities by providing decent housing and suitable living environments, and also 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. The RRC uses a standardized process for scoring and ranking applications, detailed in the LRGVDC Regional Review Committee (RRC) Guidebook.

Community Development - Entitlement Communities

CDBG Entitlement Program provides annual grants on a formula basis to entitled cities and counties to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons.

Community development activities may support infrastructure, economic development projects, installation of public facilities, community centers, housing rehabilitation, public services, clearance/acquisition, microenterprise assistance, code enforcement, homeowner assistance and many other identified needs.