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Planning and Capacity Building Fund - Texas Department of Agriculture

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Texas Department of Agriculture
Jul 15, 2020

Aubrey-Ann Gilmore


The Planning and Capacity Building Fund is a competitive grant program for local public facilities and housing planning activities. Localities apply for financial assistance to prepare a comprehensive plan or any of its components.

Eligible activities include:

  • Address needed local planning elements
  • Assess local needs
  • Build or improve local capacity
  • Develop strategies to address local needs

Priority will be given to eligible activities in the areas of public works and housing assistance planning.


Eligible applicants are non-entitlement units of general local government, incorporated cities, and counties not participating or designated as eligible to participate in the entitlement portion of the federal Community Development Block Grant Program. Non-entitlement cities that are not participating in urban county programs through existing participation agreements are eligible applicants unless the city's population counts toward the urban county CDBG allocation.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Awards are made on an annual basis through a statewide competition. Grant amounts are based on the beneficiary population with a maximum grant award of $75,000. Cost matching commitments are also based on beneficiary population. A maximum 25% match is required for the highest population areas.

Application process

Links to the application and application planning guide are available on the program website.

Submit completed applications by mail to:

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

Overnight carrier delivery address:

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

Applications may also be delivered to the staff on the second floor.

Tagged as
Capital funding · Community and economic development · Housing and homelessness · Infrastructure · Needs assessment methods and resources · Networking and collaboration · Planning and strategy methods and resources · Public health · Transportation · Texas

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