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State Activities

Get the latest information on state agency stimulus activities and projects by visiting each agency's or public institution's of higher education ARRA Web site below. Click the "see details" link for a snapshot of what you will find on each site.

If you don't see your agency on this list or would like to request an update of your agency's information, e-mail us at tx.stimulus@cpa.state.tx.us.

State Agency ARRA Sites

  • Natural Resources Conservation Service - see details
    The NRCS site lists the agency's Recovery Act projects and progress reports and includes fact sheets with funding allotments for projects related to watershed rehabilitation, watershed operations and floodplain easements.
  • Railroad Commission of Texas - see details
    The RRC site lists the agency's Recovery Act projects and provides information such as Summary of Project, Key Dates, Project Partners and Reports.
  • State Energy Conservation Office - see details
    SECO provides information and project details on more than $290 million in federal stimulus funds it will distribute through the State Energy Program, Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program, Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program and the Energy Assurance Program.
  • Texas Attorney General - see details
    The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) site lists the agency's Recovery Act projects and includes information such as project summaries, award amounts, and reports.
  • Texas Commission on the Arts - see details
    TCA offers information and updates on $50 million in federal stimulus grants available to preserve jobs in the nonprofit arts sector. Dollars will be distributed in Texas through TCA, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Mid-America Arts Alliance and eligible local arts agencies.
  • Texas Commission on Environmental Quality - see details
    TCEQ offers information and project details on the $14.3 million in federal stimulus funds from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
  • Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) - see details
    DADS offers an Intended Use Plan and information on ARRA funding for a number of health and human services programs.
  • Texas Department of Agriculture Square Meals Grants - see details
    TDA's Square Meals Grants Program offers information, specific award allocations and updated application review timelines for more than $11 million in federal stimulus funding for approved equipment at Texas schools.
  • Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services - see details
    At present, the TDARS stimulus site is incomplete and offers only a mechanism for reporting program fraud and abuse and a request for proposals to supply training and placement programs for persons with disabilities that lead to employment in "demand" industries.
  • Texas Department of Criminal Justice - see details
    TDCJ offers program details on stimulus projects related to combating criminal narcotics activity.
  • Texas Department of Family and Protective Services - see details
    At present, the DFPS stimulus page only summarizes their federal stimulus funds and provides a link to their Intended Use Plan. Updated reports will be posted as they become available.
  • Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs - see details
    TDHCA's site offers information on a series of programs to receive ARRA funding and provides links to agency plans concerning stimulus spending.
    • TDHCA Community Services Block Grant - see details
      This ARRA program helps local community action agencies and other eligible entities provide essential services to those living in poverty. The site lists eligible activities and services allowed under the program, application timelines and other resources.
    • TDHCA Homebuyer Tax Credit - see details
      This program offers eligible first-time homebuyers receive a tax refund equal to 10 percent of the purchase price of their home, or $8,000, whichever is less. The site provides a program background, timelines for homeowner applications and other resources.
    • TDHCA Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program - see details
      This program, backed by $41 million in federal stimulus funds, provides services and financial assistance to prevent families and individuals from becoming homeless and helps those already homeless to be re-housed quickly. The site offers a list of eligible activities, an application, timelines and other program resources.
    • TDHCA Housing Tax Credit Exchange - see details
      This program allows developers who received tax credits from 2007 through September 2009 to trade credits for a cash grant. The site offers program background, policies, a timeline and a list of resources.
    • TDHCA Neighborhood Stabilization Program - see details
      This program assists state and local governments and nonprofits in acquiring and redeveloping foreclosed or abandoned properties. The site describes eligible activities and other guidelines and provides a timeline and other resources.
    • TDHCA Tax Credit Assistance Program - see details
      The TCAP provides information on funds available for the Housing Tax Credit program, the primary vehicle for developing affordable rental housing for working families. The site offers guidelines, applicable rules and restrictions, program applications, a timeline and other resources.
    • TDHCA Weatherization Assistance Program - see details
      This program is designed to help low-income customers reduce their energy costs through consumer education and the installation of weatherization materials. The site offers a list of eligible activities, information on bidding for weatherization work, forms and field guides and statistics on home energy-related savings.
  • Texas Department of State Health Services - see details
    DSHS is an agency of the Texas Health and Human Services System. This site provides links to other ARRA resources and will soon post information on DSHS awarded stimulus grants.
  • Texas Department of Transportation - see details
    TxDOT offers news, updates, a list of approved stimulus projects and reporting and application requirements for the $2.6 billion in stimulus funds it was appropriated for transportation projects.
  • Texas Education Agency - see details
    TEA offers news and updates, resources and technical assistance for applications for the billions of dollars in federal stimulus funds available for Texas public schools.
  • Texas Health and Human Services Commission - see details
    This site provides news and links to plans, reports, grants and contracts related to stimulus funds available for health and human service programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP food stamp program).
  • Texas Historical Commission - see details
    The THC provides information and requirements for historic preservation projects funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
  • Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board - see details
    The Coordinating Board will manage the $732 million ARRA Government Services Fund (GSF) awarded by the Department of Education. The site provides details on application, reporting, and FAQ information.
  • Texas Water Development Board - see details
    TWDB provides updates, a prioritized project list and requests for proposals on water-related projects funded by the stimulus program, including the ARRA Drinking Water State Revolving Fund.
  • Texas Workforce Commission - see details
    The TWC site provides information on more than $150 million in ARRA funds available to 28 local workforce boards across the state to support training and help Texans find jobs. The site offers program guidance for implementing stimulus funds and allotments for various force training programs.

Public Institutions of Higher Education ARRA Sites

  • Angelo State University - see details
    ASU provides info about awarded ARRA grant projects and links to their Office of Sponsored Projects who works with faculty members and administrators to identify and apply for appropriate ARRA funding opportunities.
  • Texas A&M University - see details
    The Division of Research and Graduate Studies' maintains this online guide which provides critical updates from federal research agencies on ARRA funding and provides support to researchers who need assistance developing and writing proposals seeking ARRA funding.
  • University of Texas at Austin - see details
    The university offers a stimulus package page with information on funds available to promote research in various areas.
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston - see details
    The site will serve to update UT-Houston investigators and research staff on ARRA-related extramural funding opportunities offers, such as research and development information and key due dates for RFAs.
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio - see details
    The site offers information on stimulus funding opportunities for research and development, guides for preparing proposals, timelines for specific funding opportunities and an electronic mailing list visitors may join to receive stimulus-related news and updates.


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