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 CDBG Program Year 2019 funding applications will be available on January 22, 2019. 

If you have questions concerning the application, please contact Jennifer Gates at JGates@nbtexas.org.
 
2017 CDBG Funding Public Notice
2017 CDBG Funding Announcement
2017 CDBG Funding Application 

CDBG Pre-Application Workshop Scheduled for January 22, 2019
Community Development Block Grant (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.

The City is requesting Proposals 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.

Applications will be available on the City's CDBG website beginning on January 22, 2019 and also at the pre-application workshop. 

CDBG Stakeholder Meeting - March 27, 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 2018 (PY 2018) begins October 1, 2018 and ends September 30, 2019. 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 Wednesday, March 27th, 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 2018 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 – February 19, 2019     CDBG Funding Application period

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

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

March 27, 2019         9:30 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.; Stakeholder Meeting Annual Action Plan & Fair Housing Discussion
                                   New Braunfels City Hall; Tejas Room; 550 Landa Street; New Braunfels, TX 78130

April 3, 2019              6:00 P.M.; CDAC ranks applications for recommendations to City Council 
                                   City Hall; Tejas Room; 550 Landa Street; New Braunfels, TX 78130

April 8, 2019              6:00 P.M.; Fair Housing Proclamation
                                   New Braunfels City Hall; City Council Chambers; 550 Landa Street; New Braunfels, TX 78130

June 10, 2019            6:00 P.M.; 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 P.M.; 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 P.M.; City Council Approves Annual Action Plan
                                   
New Braunfels City Hall; City Council Chambers; 550 Landa Street; New Braunfels, TX 78130