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ARRA Grant and Loan Opportunities in Texas

The Comptroller's office has compiled information, links and dollar amounts for potential funding opportunities in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Funding opportunities include competitive grants, grants distributed through preexisting formulas and loan programs. Where possible, we have indicated the amounts available in Texas. Information is subject to change.

To apply: Please contact the administering agency or visit Grants.gov.
FAQs: has additional information on applying for grants and loans.

A printable version of the ARRA Grant and Loan Opportunities in Texas (PDF, 121 KB) is available in .pdf format.

Housing

Housing
Program
Title
Administrator Program Description Total Available
(millions)
Source Eligible
Entities
Type of
Assistance
Application
Deadlines
Community Development Block Grant U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
202-708-1112
Community Development Block Grant (Entitlement): The program provides annual grants on a formula basis to entitled cities and counties with the purpose of providing affordable housing to low and moderate income individuals. Grantees must prepare an action plan amendment. HUD will process the plans in an expedited manner, execute grant agreements, and make the funds available in each grantee’s line of credit. Metropolitan cities with populations of at least 50,000, and urban counties with a population of 200,000 or more (excluding the populations of entitlement cities) can qualify as entitled areas. Grant recipients must give priority to projects that can award contracts by June 17, 2009. $48.3 Federal amount allocated to Texas Cities and counties Formula Grants TBD
Energy and Green Retrofit Investments U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
202-708-1112
This program promotes “green” practices such as use of fluorescent bulbs, weather stripping at doors and windows, and updated AC systems. Recipients must expend funds within two years of receipt. $250.0 Federal Local housing authorities Competitive Grants TBD
HOME Program Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs
512-475-3800
HOME Investment Partnerships Program /Tax Credit Assistance Program: The housing tax credit (HTC) gap filler program, a sub-program of HOME, provides assistance home developers whose tax credits have depreciated in value. HOME funds go to state housing credit agencies based on a formula. It is then up to the state housing agency to distribute funds on a competitive basis. Match is waived. Recipients from 2007, 2008 and 2009 are eligible. Housing credit agencies must lend 75 percent of funds within one year, demonstrate that homeowners have spent 75 percent of the funds within two years, and lend 100 percent within three years. $148.4 State Qualified home developers Competitive Grants TBD
Homelessness Prevention Facilities U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
202-708-1112
Homelessness Prevention Facilities (Formula Grants): Assists those who are currently homeless or would soon be homeless without this program. This program includes rental assistance, housing search assistance, credit repair, security or utility deposits, moving cost assistance, and case management. Recipients must spend 60 percent of funds within two years, and 100 percent within three. $62.5 Federal amount allocated to Texas Metropolitan cities and urban counties Formula Grants TBD
Homelessness Prevention Facilities Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs
202-708-1113
Homelessness Prevention Facilities (Competitive Grants): Assists those who are currently homeless or would soon be homeless without this program.This program includes rental assistance, housing search assistance, credit repair, security or utility deposits, moving cost assistance, and case management. Recipients must spend 60 percent of funds within two years, and 100 percent within three. $41.5 State Metropolitan cities and urban counties Competitive Grants TBD
Lead Hazard Reduction U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
202-708-1112
The program objective is to identify and control lead-based paint hazards in eligible privately owned housing for rental or owner-occupants. Awards will go to fiscal 2008 applicants to the program that did not receive funds. $3.9 Federal amount allocated to Texas State and local governments; tribal governments Competitive Grants 7/20/09
Native American Housing U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Office of Native American Programs
202-708-1112
Native American Housing Block Grant (Formula Grants): The Native American Housing Block Grant program assists tribes in developing, operating, maintaining, and supporting affordable housing for rental and homeownership housing. Applicants will be required to complete an Indian Housing Plan (IHP) amendment to their fiscal year 2008 IHP and to execute a Funding Approval/Agreement with the Special Conditions. Recipients must obligate all funds within one year of receipt. $0.6 Federal amount allocated to Texas Tribal governments and tribally designated housing entities Formula Grants TBD
Native American Housing U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Office of Native American Programs
202-708-1112
Native American Housing Block Grant (Competitive Grants): The Native American Housing Block Grant program assists tribes in developing, operating, maintaining, and supporting affordable housing for rental and homeownership housing. Funds must be obligated by September 30, 2009. Recipients should obligate 100 percent of their funds within one year of receiving them, should spend at least 50 percent of such funds within two years, and spend 100 percent within three years. $242.3 Federal Tribal governments and tribally designated housing entities Competitive Grants TBD
Project Based Rental Assistance U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
202-708-1112
Provides rent subsidies to individuals living in newly constructed and rehabilitated housing units. Funds are used toward renewals of existing contracts under the program. Recipients must expend funds within two years of receipt. $72.7 Federal amount allocated to Texas Local housing authorities Competitive Grants TBD
Public Housing U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
202-708-1112
Public Housing Capital Program (Formula Grants): Public housing authorities shall give priority to capital projects that can award contracts based on bids within 120 days from the date the funds are made available to the public housing authorities. Each public housing authority will execute a Capital Fund Program Amendment to the Annual Contributions Contract (ACC), which must be signed by the local HUD Field Office. The authorities will provide the local HUD Field Office an Annual Statement specifying how the funds are to be used, and the Field Office spreading the individual budget line items (BLIs) in HUD Line of Credit Control System (LOCCS). HUD must allocate funds to housing authorities by March 19, 2009. Public housing agencies must obligate all funds within one year of receipt. $119.8 Federal amount allocated to Texas Public housing authorities Formula Grants TBD
Public Housing U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
202-708-1113
Public Housing Capital Program (Competitive Grants): Public housing authorities shall give priority to capital projects that can award contracts based on bids within 120 days from the date the funds are made available to the public housing authorities. Awards will be granted by September 30, 2009. Public housing agencies must obligate all funds within one year of receipt. $995.0 Federal Public housing authorities Competitive Grant TBD
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