Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG)

Guidelines


Authorized under Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, the CDBG Program provides eligible cities and counties with annual formula-based grants. These grants can be used to revitalize neighborhoods, expand affordable housing, offer economic opportunities and improve community facilities and services.

Funding received from Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for CDBG activities or projects is used locally to meet priority community needs identified in the City of New Braunfels' Consolidated Plan. All activities carried out with CDBG funding must meet one of the following national objectives:
  • Benefit low and moderate-income persons
  • Aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight
  • Meet community development needs having a particular urgency (i.e., respond to a hurricane, tornado, flood, or similar disaster)

Grant recipients must certify that at least 70% of HUD funds must be expended on behalf of low and moderate-income persons.

Program Year 2019
The City is requesting Applications from non-profit agencies and other entities for the CDBG program for the term October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020. Activities must benefit low-moderate income people, aid in the prevention of slum or blight, or meet an urgent community need such as disaster relief.

The CDBG Program Year 2019 funding applications will be available on the City's CDBG website from January 22, 2019 to February 19, 2019. Additionally, applications will be available at the January 22, 2019 pre-application workshop.

CDBG Pre-Application Workshop: January 22, 2019 from 1:30 P.M. to 3:30 P.M. at the New Braunfels City Hall - Tejas Room located at 550 Landa Street. The workshop will provide details regarding the application process, eligibility and compliance requirements, and an overview of the CDBG grant program. Attendance is not mandatory but is highly recommended.

Applications are due to the City Secretary’s Office, ATTN: Jennifer Gates, at 550 Landa Street by Tuesday, February 19, 2019 no later than 4:00 PM local time. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be accepted or eligible for funding.

If you have questions concerning the application, please contact Jennifer Gates, Grants Coordinator, at JGates@nbtexas.org or Paula Harper, CDBG Consultant, at paula.cstx@gmail.com.

Program Year 2019 Resources 
CDBG Program Year 2019 - Public Notice
CDBG Program Year 2019 - Funding Announcement
CDBG Program Year 2019 - Workshop Presentation
CDBG Program Year 2019 - Application

CDBG Stakeholder Meeting - April 25, 2019
The City of New Braunfels receives Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds each year from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The new funding year, Program Year 2019 (PY 2019) begins October 1, 2019 and ends September 30, 2020. In order to receive the funding, the City must create a document called the "Annual Action Plan" which details how the funds will be allocated, who will benefit from the funded programs/projects, and establishes goals for each activity.


The City invites all persons interested providing input for the development of the Annual Action Plan and the City’s Fair Housing Plan to attend a Stakeholder Meeting on Thursday, April 25th, from 9:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M (Central Time). The workshop will be held in the Tejas Room at City Hall, 550 Landa Street, New Braunfels, TX. The workshop will allow citizens to discuss issues and priorities with City staff.  

Citizen comments will be accepted at this meeting as well as other public hearings and incorporated into the Action Plan. After Council determines which programs and projects will be funded in the 2019 Action Plan, CDBG staff prepare the Action Plan draft. The draft is made available for review and comment in print form and on the City's CDBG website for 30 days. After the comment period has been completed, any comments that have been received are incorporated into the document and the Action Plan is forwarded to HUD for their review.

Important Dates (all posted times are Central Time):
January 22, 2019 to February 19, 2019: CDBG Program Year 2019 Funding Application Period

January 22, 2019     1:30 PM - 3:30 PM; Pre-Application Workshop
                                  New Braunfels City Hall; Tejas Room; 550 Landa Street; New Braunfels, TX 78130

March 20, 2019        6:00 PM; Agency Presentations to Community Development Advisory Committee (CDAC)
                                  New Braunfels City Hall; Tejas Room; 550 Landa Street; New Braunfels, TX 78130

April 2019                Fair Housing Month
                              Fair Housing Month proclamation
                                 
April 10, 2019
              *RESCHEDULED from April 3, 2019*
6:00 PM; CDAC ranks applications for recommendations to City Council 
                                    New Braunfels City Hall; City Council Chambers; 550 Landa Street; New Braunfels, TX 78130

April 22, 2019               6:00 PM; National Community Development Week proclamation 
New Braunfels City Hall; City Council Chambers; 550 Landa Street; New Braunfels, TX 78130

April 25, 2019          9:30 AM - 11:30 AM; Stakeholder Meeting Annual Action Plan & Fair Housing Discussion
                                    New Braunfels City Hall; Tejas Room; 550 Landa Street; New Braunfels, TX 78130
                                     Stakeholder Action Plan Meeting and Fair Housing Discussion - flyer

June 10, 2019           6:00 PM; Presentation of Annual Action Plan to City Council
                                   New Braunfels City Hall; City Council Chambers; 550 Landa Street; New Braunfels, TX 78130

June 24, 2019           6:00 PM; Public Hearing for Annual Action Plan
                                   New Braunfels City Hall; City Council Chambers; 550 Landa Street; New Braunfels, TX 78130

July 8, 2019               6:00 PM; City Council Approves Annual Action Plan
                                   
New Braunfels City Hall; City Council Chambers; 550 Landa Street; New Braunfels, TX 78130