Tarrant County has announced a Request for Proposals for 2023 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Public Services.
Donor Name: Tarrant County
County: Tarrant County (TX)
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: $20,000 – $50,000
Grant Duration: 11 months
In order for your organization to be eligible for funding under the Public Services program, your program must address social services, transportation services and/or educational services within the urban county entitlement jurisdiction of Tarrant County. Awards are contingent on availability in funding, eligibility, agency capability, annual needs and status of current contract obligations. Funds are provided on a monthly reimbursement basis only for eligible items only.
The primary objective of the CDBG program is the development of viable urban communities, principally for low-income persons through the provision of the following:
- decent housing
- suitable living environment
- economic opportunity
CDBG Public Service projects must meet the National Objective regarding benefit to low-income persons in order to apply for funding. Under this objective, CDBG-assisted public service activities must benefit low income persons using the Limited Clientele category.
Limited clientele – Limited clientele activities benefit a limited number of people rather than everyone in a defined area. At least 51 percent of persons served must be low-income persons. These activities must meet one of the following criteria:
- Benefit a clientele generally presumed by HUD to be principally low-income, i.e. abused children, elderly persons (62+), battered spouses, homeless persons, severely disabled adults, illiterate adults, persons living with AIDS, or migrant farm workers; or
- Require information and documentation on family size and income in order to show that at least 51 percent of the clientele are low-income; or
- Have income eligibility requirements limiting the activity to low-income persons; or
- Be of such nature and in such location that it can be reasonably concluded that activity’s clientele will primarily be low-income; or
- Be an activity that provides job training and placement and/or other employment support services when the percentage of persons assisted is less than 51 percent. Examples include, but are not limited to, peer support programs, counseling, childcare, transportation, and other similar services.
Grant Request Min/Max: $20,000 min – $50,000 max CDBG.
Project Start/End Date: July 1, 2023 to May 30, 2024.
All service providers assisting clients must demonstrate in writing that the client is eligible. Documentation is required for all individuals and households receiving services according to Tarrant County Monitoring and Recordkeeping Guidelines.
For each activity, one of the following types of documentation must be kept:
- Documentation showing that the activity is designed to be used exclusively by a segment of the population presumed by HUD to be low-income persons
- Documentation describing how the nature and the location of the activity establishes that it will be used predominantly by low-income persons
- Data showing the size and annual income of the family for each person receiving the benefit
Rules and Record keeping Requirements
The following will apply to all applicants:
- Written records to justify all expenditures and client eligibility must be maintained for a period not less than five years after the full amount of the grant is expended. Your records will be reviewed by the County and may also be reviewed by HUD.
- You will be required to maintain the County’s minimum insurance standards and comply with the bonding and insurance requirements outlined in 2 CFR 200, if applicable to your project.
- You must agree to administer the CDBG program in accordance with 2 CFR 230 – Cost Principles for Non-Profit Organizations.
- You will be required to provide monthly reports stating the total number of persons served including their race, ethnicity, and whether they are female heads of household. These figures are required to be reported by HUD.
- You will be required to obtain written proof of income for each person or household whom you assist unless your clients are abused children, battered spouses, severely disabled adult, homeless persons, illiterate adults, persons with AIDS, migrant farm workers, or elderly.
- You must have a written policy in place designed to ensure that your facilities are free from the illegal use, possession, or distribution of drugs or alcohol.
- If any income is derived from the activities funded by CDBG, that income must be accounted for and returned to the County or used according to requirements stated in your contract.
- In the event that HUD or the County should determine that CDBG funds were improperly spent and that money should be reimbursed to the U.S. Treasury, your organization will be responsible for this reimbursement.
For more information, visit CDBG Public Services.