CDBG Announcements

2018 Income Limits Released

The 2018 income limits were released on April 1, 2018. The income surveys have been updated and can be found on the Beneficiary Documentation page HERE.

Fair Housing Month, Proclamation from the Governor

Governor Abbott declares April 2018 to be Fair Housing Month. A copy of the proclamation may be found HERE.

Notice of Public Hearing and Public Comment Period on the Draft 2018 Consolidated Plan: One-Year Action Plan

The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs ("TDHCA") will hold a public hearing to accept public comment on the Draft 2018 State of Texas Consolidated Plan: One-Year Action Plan.

The public hearing will take place as follows:

Thursday, March 8, 2018
2 p.m. Austin local time
Stephen F. Austin Building
1700 N. Congress Ave., Room 173
Austin, TX 78701

TDHCA, Texas Department of Agriculture ("TDA"), and Texas Department of State Health Services ("DSHS") prepared the Draft 2018 State of Texas Consolidated Plan: One-Year Action Plan ("the Plan") in accordance with 24 CFR 91.320. TDHCA coordinates the preparation of the State of Texas Consolidated Plan documents. The Plan covers the State's administration of the Community Development Block Grant Program ("CDBG") by TDA, the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Program ("HOPWA") by DSHS, and the Emergency Solutions Grants ("ESG") Program, the HOME Investment Partnerships ("HOME") Program, and the National Housing Trust Fund ("NHTF") by TDHCA.

The Plan reflects the intended uses of funds received by the State of Texas from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development ("HUD") for Program Year 2018. The Program Year begins on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, and ends on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. The Plan also illustrates the State's strategies in addressing the priority needs and specific goals and objectives identified in the 2015-2019 State of Texas Consolidated Plan.

The Plan may be accessed from TDHCA's Public Comment Web page at: http://www.tdhca.state.tx.us/public-comment.htm. The public comment period for the Plan will be open from Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, through Monday, March 26, 2018. Anyone may submit comments on the Plan in written form or oral testimony at the Thursday, March 8, 2018, public hearing. In addition, written comments concerning the Plan may be submitted by mail to the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, Housing Resource Center, P.O. Box 13941, Austin, TX 78711-3941; by email to info@tdhca.state.tx.us; or by fax to 512-475-0070 anytime during the comment period. Comments must be received no later than Monday, March 26, 2018, at 6 p.m. Austin local time.

Individuals who require auxiliary aids or services at the public hearing should contact Cate Tracz, ADA responsible employee, at 512-936-7803 or Relay Texas at 800-735-2989 at least three days before the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Non-English speaking individuals who require interpreters at the public hearing should contact Elena Peinado by phone at 512-475-3814 or by email at elena.peinado@tdhca.state.tx.us at least three days before the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Personas que hablan espanol y requieren un interprete, favor de llamar a Elena Peinado al siguiente numero 512-475-3814 o enviarle un correo electronico a elena.peinado @tdhca.state.tx.us por lo menos tres dias antes de la junta para hacer los preparativos apropiados.

Click HERE to view the TxCDBG Proposed PY 2018 Funding.

TDA is pleased to announce the release of the 2018 Planning & Capacity Building (PCB) Fund application process

The full application guide, application form, and summary information about the PCB Fund can be found HERE.

A webinar on February 21, 2018, 10:00 a.m. will be conducted to answer any questions regarding the application opportunity. Webinar link and conference information is posted to the TDA website, “TxCDBG Training” page, HERE.

TxCDBG Program Year 2018 Applications and Guides now available 

TDA is pleased to announce the release of Program Year 2018 applications for multiple fund categories. These applications will be accepted beginning with the start of the TxCDBG Program Year, February 1, 2018.

Planning & Capacity Building Fund:
Application Deadline: April 6, 2018
2018 PCB Application Guide

Texas Capital Fund - Infrastructure & Real Estate Programs:
Application Deadline: 20th of each month
2018 TCF- Infrastructure/Real Estate Application Guide

Disaster Relief Fund:
Application Deadline: Within 12 months of initial declaration of disaster event
2018 DR Application Guide

2018 Community Enhancement Fund:
Letter of Interest Deadline: March 30, 2018
Application Webinar: February 15, 10:00AM. See TxCDBG Training Page for details.
2018 CEF Application Guide

HUD Web-Based Instructional System for Environmental Review (WISER) Available

The Web-Based Instructional System for Environmental Review (WISER) teaches grantees how to understand and address all aspects of the environmental review process required for all HUD-assisted projects. Additional information may be found HERE.

2018 TxCDBG Program Year Grant Administrator Prequalification

TDA is pleased to announce the Application to Prequalify Grant Administrators for the 2018 Program Year. This modification to the procurement process is intended to simplify the steps for local communities, and to establish the grant team early in the process. TDA will update the Pre-Qualified Administrator list with any applications received on a quarterly basis.

The RFQ release includes:

-     - Request for Qualifications. This document provides guidance for administrative firms wishing to provide administrative services for the 2018 grant cycle. Click HERE for this document

-     - Application for Pre-qualification form. This form must be submitted by participating administrative service providers. Click HERE for this document

-     - Phase 2 solicitation forms are available on the Professional Administrative Services page.  These forms demonstrate the basic expectations for a community's role during the second phase of this procurement method. 

 Note: Vendors that submitted an Application for Prequalification for CFC and/or DRP-MS grant program(s) must apply separately to prequalify for the 2018 Program Year.

Addendum 3 Questions and Answers from Applicants
Click HERE for this document

Audit Certification Forms

All communities with open TxCDBG contracts must submit an Audit Certification Form each year. For communities with fiscal years ending 9/30, the ACF is due November 30. The online ACF can be found HERE

For questions, please contact Jitendra Singh at Jitendra.Singh@TexasAgriculture.gov

What are Your Community Development Priorities?

Click HERE to complete a short survey about how you would allocate limited TxCDBG resources.

Stakeholder Discussion - TxCDBG Program Year 2018

​Join TxCDBG leaders to review the proposed Method of Distribution for Program Year 2018 and to discuss community needs for the future. Information about current and historical allocations as well as proposed funding will be available at each session

​Wednesday, September 6th, 1:30PM
​Stephen F. Austin Building
​1700 Congress Avenue, Austin TX

​Thursday, September 7th, 1:30PM
The link to the Webinar can be found on the TxCDBG Training Page

TxCDBG Awards and Applications made from 2012-2016

Click HERE for a listing of all award made by TxCDBG from 2012-2016. Awards are ordered by COG, then alphabetically by county and grantee name.An Excel file of the same data can be found HERE.Click HERE for a listing of all applications received by TxCDBG from 2012-2016. Applicants are ordered by COG, then alphabetically by county and applicant name. An Excel file of the same data can be found HERE.A "one-pager" highlighting some of TxCDBG's recent projects may be found HERE

CDBG Listserv Signup

The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) administers HUD's non-entitlement Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program for the State of Texas. In connection with that responsibility, dissemination of information (often time-sensitive) to stakeholders is important. Following are examples of information communicated to stakeholders: Notice of funding rounds, availability of funds, public notices, workshops, and general program information. Subscribe to CDBG by filling out the form located at the following link: 


You will be sent email requesting confirmation, to prevent others from gratuitously subscribing you. This is a hidden list, which means that the list of members is available only to the list administrator.

Fax Number Change:

Please be advised that faxes directed to TxCDBG should be sent to the following number, effective immediately: (888) 216-9867