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

 

TCEQ Drayage Truck Incentive Program

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is accepting applications for funding consideration under the Drayage Truck Incentive Program (DTIP). The program provides financial incentives for the replacement of older drayage trucks operating at seaports and Class I rail yards in areas of Texas designated as nonattainment areas under the Federal Clean Air Act. Applications are due Friday, May 26, 2017.


TCEQ Texas Natural Gas Vehicle Grant Program

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's (TCEQ) Texas Natural Gas Vehicle Grant Program (TNGVGP) provides grants to to encourage an entity that owns and operates a heavy-duty or medium-duty motor vehicle to repower the vehicle with a natural gas engine or replace the vehicle with a natural gas vehicle. Grant applicants must go through a Participating Dealer under contract with the TCEQ to apply. Applications are due Friday, May 26, 2017.

 

EDA Regional Innovation Grants

The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) is seeking applications for its 2017 Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) program. EDA is accepting applications to the i6 Challenge and Seed Fund Support (SFS) Grant. The i6 Challenge supports building companies and job creation by turning ideas and research into products, services, and employment opportunities. The SFS grants support technical assistance and operational costs in the formation of cluster-based seed funds leading to the financing of innovative startups. Applications are due Friday, June 23, 2017.


NPS State Historic Preservation Office HPF Grants

The National Park Service (NPS) State Historic Preservation Office, through the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) offers annual matching grants to assist in expanding and accelerating historic preservation activities, such as identification, evaluation, and protection of historic properties by such means as survey, planning technical assistance, acquisition, and development. Applications are due Friday, June 30, 2017.


EPA Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Transportation and Air Quality Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program is seeking proposals for projects that achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions in terms of tons of pollution produced by diesel engines and diesel emissions exposure, particularly from fleets operating at or servicing goods movement facilities located in areas designated as having poor air quality.Priority for funding may be given to projects which result in outcomes that benefit affected communities, those that engage affected communities with respect to the design and performance of the project, and those which can demonstrate the ability to promote and continue efforts to reduce emissions after the project has ended. Applications are due Thursday, July 20, 2017.


NEA Our Town Grant Program

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Our Town grant program supports creative placemaking projects that help to transform communities into lively, beautiful, and resilient places through partnerships between arts organizations and government, other nonprofit organizations, and private entities. Applications are due in September 2017. See the NEA website for an application calendar.


USFWS Coastal Technical and Financial Assistance Program

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's (USFWS) Coastal Program is a voluntary, incentive-based program that provides direct technical assistance and financial assistance in the form of cooperative agreements to coastal communities and landowners to restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat on public and private lands. Eligible entities include local governments and individuals. Applications are due Saturday, September 30, 2017.


TDA Texas Capital Fund Infrastructure and Real Estate Program

The 2017 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.


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.


TERP Rebates Grants Program

The Texas Emmissions Reduction Plan (TERP) Rebate Grants Program provides financial incentives to repower or replace older heavy-duty dieselvehicles and non-road diesel equipment to reduce emissions in the eligible areas. Approximately $10 million is available under this Request for Grant Applications. Eligible applicants include individuals, businesses, districts, non-profits, or government entities that own or operate eligible vehicles and equipment in the eligible areas. Grants are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.


TDA Small Towns Environmental Program (STEP) Fund

The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) Small Towns Environmental Program (STEP) Fund program provides funds to eligible applicants for water and sewer infrastructure improvements utilizing self-help methods. The community must provide local volunteer labor and available material resources such as equipment in order to demonstrate a 40% cost saving off the retail construction price of the water or sewer project. The TDA accepts letters of interest and applications throughout the year until all available funds are obligated.


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) 2017 Disaster Relief Fund

The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) TxCDBG Disaster Relief Fund applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis. These applications must be complete and request assistance for disaster events that were declared within 12 months of the application's submission.


H-GAC Grants

H-GAC's Community Enhancement Grants are designed to help municipalities, counties, and non-profit organizations enhance public spaces, such as gateways, parks, waterfronts, and business districts.

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 Drayage Loan Program helps short haul trucking companies/owner-operators purchase fuel-efficient and cleaner running trucks.

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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