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TDHCA announces Notice of Funding Availability for Community Resiliency Program
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:
- meet a CDBG National Objective;
- be an Eligible Activity under CDBG-CV with Coronavirus Tieback, which includes preparation for
- be from a non-entitlement unit of general local government. Non-entitlement units are cities
with populations of less than 50,000 (except cities that are designated principal cities of
Metropolitan Statistical Areas), and counties with populations of less than 200,000;
- not be suspended or debarred as per General Services Administration (GSA) Excluded Parties List
System (EPLS) in the System of Award Management (SAM) Program (this includes the non-entitlement entity and its Principals);
- have an active registration in the System of Award Management (SAM) Program;
- comply with the audit requirement of the Federal or Texas Single Audit Act, if applicable;
- meet Citizen Participation requirements;
- pass Previous Participation review; and
- ensure project readiness to proceed upon award.
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.