Funding Sources

The list provides links to current funding opportunities that may help support the Big Ideas and strategies of Our Great Region 2040. Please refer to each opportunity for eligibility information and deadlines.

If you know of a funding opportunity, please forward it to ourregion@h-gac.com.


Local, Regional, State and National Opportunities

 

USDA Rural Housing Service Section 533 Housing Preservation Grants

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Housing Service Housing Preservation Grant Program provides qualified sponsoring entities grant funds to assist very low- and low-income homeowners in repairing and rehabilitating their homes in rural areas. In addition, the program assists rental property owners and cooperative housing complexes in repairing and rehabilitating their units if they agree to make such units available to low- and very low-income persons. Applications are due July 8, 2019.

 

FEMA High Hazard Potential Dam Rehabilitation Grant

The Federal Emergency Management Agency High Hazard Potential Dam Rehabilitation Grant program provides technical, planning, design, and construction assistance in the form of grants for rehabilitation of eligible high hazard potential dams. High Hazard Potential is a classification standard for any dam whose failure or mis-operation will cause loss of human life and significant property destruction. Eligible applicants must be non-federal sponsors, which include non-federal governments and nonprofit organizations. Applications are due July 8, 2019.

 

USDA NRCS Conservation Innovation Grants

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service's (NRCS) Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies in conjunction with agricultural production. CIG projects are expected to lead to the transfer of conservation technologies, management systems, and innovative approaches (such as market-based systems) to agricultural producers, into NRCS technical manuals and guides, or to the private sector. Applications are due July 30, 2019.

 

TDA Texas Capital Fund Infrastructure and Real Estate Program

The 2019 Application and Guide are now available for the Texas Department of Agriculture’s Texas Capital Fund Infrastructure Development and Real Estate programs. The programs are economic development tools designed to provide financial resources to non-entitlement communities. Funds from the infrastructure program can be used for public infrastructure needed to assist a business that commits to create and/or retain permanent jobs, primarily for low- and moderate- income people. Funds from the real estate program must be used for real estate development to assist a business that commits to create and/or retain permanent jobs, primarily for low- and moderate- income people. The real estate and/or improvements must be owned by the community and leased to the business. These programs encourage new business development and expansions. Applications are due on the 20th of each month.

 

EDA Planning Program and Local Technical Assistance Program

Through its Planning and Local Technical Assistance programs, the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) assists eligible recipients in developing economic development plans and studies designed to build capacity and guide the economic prosperity and resiliency of an area or region. As part of this program, EDA supports Partnership Planning investments to facilitate the development, implementation, revision, or replacement of Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies (CEDS), which articulate and prioritize the strategic economic goals of recipients' respective regions. Applications are accepted on a continuing basis and processed as received. This Planning and Local Technical Assistance opportunity will remain in effect until superseded by a future announcement.


NRG Retail Charitable Foundation

The NRG Retail Charitable Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that strive to improve the quality of life in communities served by Reliant Energy throughout the state of Texas. The Foundation’s areas of interest categories include: Community and Economic Development, Education, Environment and Energy Efficiency, and Health and Well-Being. The Foundation gives priority to initiatives that strengthen community involvement and inclusiveness. Applications for sponsorships and grants may be submitted at any time.


EDA Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs

The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) is accepting grant applications to provide investments that support construction, nonconstruction, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund projects under EDA's Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance (EAA) programs. Grants and cooperative agreements made under these programs are designed to leverage existing regional assets and support the implementation of economic development strategies that advance new ideas and creative approaches to forward economic prosperity in distressed communities. There are no submission deadlines under this opportunity. Proposals and applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the publication of a new funding opportunity notice.


TWDB Clean Water State Revolving Fund Loan Program

The Texas Water Development Board provides low interest financial assistance for planning, design, and construction of wastewater infrastructure. Eligible participants include cities, counties, districts, river authorities, other public bodies and private entities proposing nonpoint source or estuary management projects. Funding is available year round.


TWDB Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Loan Program

The Texas Water Development Board provides low interest financial assistance for planning, design and construction of water infrastructure. Eligible participants include publicly and privately owned community public water systems, including non-profit water supply corporations and non-profit, non-community public water systems. Funding is available year round.


TDA Texas Community Development Block Grant (TxCDBG) 2018 Disaster Relief Fund

The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) TxCDBG Disaster Relief Fund applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis. Funds can be used to restore infrastructure damaged by natural disasters such as tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, etc., to pre-disaster condition in design, function, and capacity. These applications must be complete and request assistance for disaster events that were declared within 12 months of the application's submission.


H-GAC Loans

H-GAC currently manages a suite of business loan programs including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Small Business Administration 504 Loan Program, and the Economic Development Administration Business Loan Fund.

The SBA 504 Loan Program provides long-term business expansion financing for real estate, construction, and equipment purchases.

The EDA Business Loan Fund assists businesses in areas impacted by Hurricane Ike.

The EDA Government Loan Fund assists government in areas impacted by Hurricane Ike.


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