Community Development

Block Grant

DETCOG provides support and assistance to the Texas Department of Agriculture and the Deep East Texas Regional Review Committee with implementation of the Texas Community Development Block Grant (TXCDBG) Program for counties and cities in the Deep East Texas region.

CDBG:  Community Development Block Grant Program

This program supports our communities and region by providing public infrastructure, suitable living environments, and expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low and moderate income.  All incorporated cities and counties in the DETCOG region are eligible for these funds.


Annually, the DETCOG region receives a formula-based allocation of funds for which applicants can compete. The CDBG applications are scored based on criteria developed by the Deep East Texas Regional Review Committee and points allocated by Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA). DETCOG provides administrative support for the Regional Review Committee, a 12-member committee composed of local elected officials appointed by the Commissioner of Agriculture. Grants are awarded to the highest-ranking applications. Projects are funded until all available money is expended from that cycle.


DETCOG staff also provides technical assistance, support, and data for cities and counties in our region with CDBG grant applications and other programs.

Upcoming Events:



Texas Department of Agriculture Community Development Grant (CDBG) Submission and Award Timeline


Community Development Fund Selection and Award Timeline

Texas Department of Agriculture CD Grant Awards 2017   

Deep East Texas Region TDA - CD Grant Awards 2017

2019-2020 Deep East Texas Regional Review Committee (RRC) Guide Book

More info from TDA: 

Public Hearing Notice - San Jacinto County

Texas Community Block Grant Program 2021-2022 Application Cycle

The County of San Jacinto will hold a public hearing at 5:15 P.M. on  Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at the San Jacinto County Courthouse regarding the submission of an application to the Texas Department of Agriculture for a Texas Community Block Grant Program (TxCDBG) grant.

For more information click the link below:


Bob Bashaw, Regional Planner
Carolyn Stephenson, Regional Services Specialist