The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) released a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) on October 1, 2021 of $38 million in Community Development Block Grant CARES Act (CDBG-CV) funds for the Community Resiliency Program. The program is designed to help non-entitlement communities address and recover from the social and economic impacts of coronavirus. Community Resiliency Program funds will allow rural and small metro communities to address gaps in their ability to prepare, prevent and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic by creating or enhancing public facilities that provide medical care, social services, and/or emergency housing. CDBG-CV funds are eligible to be used for activities which help expand a community’s ability to be more resilient in facing future pandemics.
According to the TDHCA, eligible activities include public facilities such as homeless shelters, domestic violence centers, health clinics, emergency medical stations, senior centers or public services, including mobile food pantries, mobile health clinics and other emergency medical services vehicles. For a full list of eligible activities, or for additional information, click HERE.
All CDBG-CV applications must meet the following requirements:
Applicants may request a minimum of $500,000 per project or up to a maximum amount of $5 million. All CRP applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, November 30.