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Texas Colonia Planning Fund

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Texas Department of Agriculture
Sep 13, 2019

Chad Hinds

Joe Midura


The Colonia Area Planning Fund and Colonia Comprehensive Planning Fund provide assistance for the completion of planning activities that prepare colonia areas for needed water, sewer, and housing improvements.

Funded activities may include:

  • Community development planning in the areas of water, sewage, and housing
  • Providing information and technical assistance to residents of the area in which the activities are located and to appropriate nonprofit organizations and public agencies acting on behalf of the residents
  • Conducting preliminary surveys and analyses of market needs, preliminary site engineering, architectural services, site options, applications, mortgage commitments, legal services, and obtaining construction loans
  • Planning that could lead to annexation by a city of a colonia that is in close proximity

A detailed list of eligible planning activities is available in the application instructions.


Eligible areas are units of general local government limited to non-entitlement areas located within 150 miles of the Texas-Mexico border.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Up to $100,000.

Application process

Links to additional guidance, application instructions, and the application form are available on the program website.

Completed applications may be submitted by:

Texas Department of Agriculture
Texas Community Development Block Grant Program
Post Office Box 12847, Capitol Station
Austin, Texas 78711

Overnight carrier:
1700 N. Congress Avenue
11th Floor Mailroom
Austin, Texas 78701

Hand delivery:
Second floor

Tagged as
Community and economic development · Housing and homelessness · Infrastructure · Planning and strategy methods and resources · U.S.-Mexico Border Region · Texas

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