H-GAC, in conjunction with the Texas Department of Agriculture, is in the planning process for the 2025-2026 Community Development (CD) application cycle.

The Community Development Fund is the largest fund category in the Texas Community Development Block Grant (TxCDBG) Program. This fund is available on a biennial basis for funding through a competition in each of the 24 state planning regions, including the H-GAC region. Eligible applicants are rural cities under 50,000 in population, and counties that have a non-metropolitan population under 200,000 and are not eligible for direct CDBG funding from US Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The next funding cycle is anticipated to be released in 2025.

For more information on the grant program, please visit Community Development Fund Application & Guide (texasagriculture.gov).

Although most funds are used for Public Facilities (water/wastewater infrastructure, street and drainage improvements and housing activities), there are numerous other activities for which these funds may be used. As part of this process, H-GAC sought input on the establishment of regional project priorities. Input was solicited through a survey and a public meeting. The H-GAC Board of Directors will consider the recommendations for Regional Project Priorities. Once selected, H-GAC will share the regional priorities with the Texas Department of Agriculture.

Regional Project Priorities Survey

The public was invited to complete an online survey to help establish Regional Priority Projects by ranking a list of suggested priorities based on importance and providing comments. The survey was available online from March 11, 2024, to March 21, 2024.

Regional Project Priorities Public Meeting

The public was invited to attend a public meeting to see the results of a priority projects survey and recommended Regional Project Priorities and to provide input. The hybrid meeting was from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. March 25, 2024, at the H-GAC offices, 3555 Timmons Lane, Houston, Texas, second floor., and on Zoom.

Texas Department of Agriculture Grants and Services

The Texas Department of Agriculture offers grants and services on production agriculture, health and nutrition, rural health, and economic development. View Texas Department of Agriculture Open Grants.