CDBG Documents


About the Texas Community Development Block Grant Program (TxCDBG)


The CDBG program is governed by Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (the Act) and Federal regulations at 24 CFR 570, Subpart I. The introduction of the CDBG program in 1974 signaled a move away from individual categorized federal development assistance programs towards the block grant model, which gives communities broad latitude in using funds for a variety of development activities. The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981 authorized states to administer the CDBG programs.

The primary objective of the Community Development Block Grant program is to develop viable communities by providing decent housing and suitable living environments, and expanding economic opportunities principally for persons of low‐to moderate‐income.

Eligible applicants are non‐entitlement cities under 50,000 in population and non‐entitlement counties that have a non‐metropolitan population under 200,000 and are not eligible for direct CDBG funding from HUD may apply for funding through any of the Texas CDBG programs.

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For more TxCDBG information visit: Community Development Block Grant (TxCDBG) Program for Rural Texas

Program Administration

The Rio Grande Council of Governments (RGCOG) is a voluntary association of local governments established under state law to promote coordination and cooperation in the delivering of governmental services. The RGCOG’s primary purpose is to assist the Governor, in conjunction with the Texas Department of Agriculture (Department) in reviewing funding applications submitted in the State Planning Region 8 under the Texas Community Development Block Grant (TxCDBG) Program. RGCOG provides administrative support staffing to the Upper Rio Grande Regional Review Committee (RRC) and/or related administrative assistance to the Department, and technical assistance to TxCDBG program eligible localities, particularly regarding the policies and procedures of the TxCDBG Program and its objective scoring criteria.

Evaluation and Selection

The Upper Rio Grande Regional Review Committee (URGRRC), which is comprised of 12 local elected officials, appointed by the Government share the application scoring process with CDBG staff. Information about the URGRRC may be found at: RGCOG Regional Review Committee.


Award Amounts

Single jurisdictions applications         $275,000

Multi-jurisdictions applications          $500,000


The Upper Rio Grande Regional Review Committee Guidebook 2017-2018 TxCBG Program