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Community Development

Block Grant

DETCOG provides support and assistance to the Texas Department of Agriculture 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 which come to the Texas Department of Agriculture from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD).


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 Unified Scoring Committee (USC), which is composed of one representative from each Council of Governments in the state, and points allocated by Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA). 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.


Fair Housing Information

"Fair Housing" is the right to choose housing free from unlawful discrimination.

HUD Section 3

"HUD Section 3" is a means by which HUD fosters local economic development, neighborhood economic improvement, and individual self-sufficiency. Section 3 is the legal basis for providing jobs for residents and awarding contracts to businesses in areas receiving certain types of HUD financial assistance.

Texas Department of Agriculture Community Development Grant (CDBG)

DETCOG Region Awards


DETCOG Region CDBG Grant Awards 2012-2016

Texas Department of Agriculture CD Grant Awards 2017   

Deep East Texas Region TDA - CD Grant Awards 2017

More info from TDA: 


Bob Bashaw, Regional Planner
Carolyn Stephenson, Regional Services Specialist
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