Grants For Rural TX Cities

The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) is accepting applications for federal funds totaling $1.2 million to revitalize downtown areas in rural Texas.

The Texas Capital Fund awards $50,000 to $150,000 in federal grants to rural Texas cities each year. These grants help fund public infrastructure projects in historic downtown areas. Projects eligible for funding include;

  • Public infrastructure improvements
  • Acquisition of needed land
  • Water and sewer facilities/lines
  • Road/street construction/improvements
  • Natural gas line construction/improvements
  • Electric, telephone, and fiber optic line construction/improvements
  • Traffic signals and signs
  • Drainage improvements
  • Sidewalk construction/improvements, including lighting, ADA ramps and rails
  • Public parking lot construction/improvements
  • Other construction activities required to eliminate architectural barriers for the handicapped.

All non-entitlement city governments are eligible. These are cities that don't receive direct funding from The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and typically include cities with a population of less than 50,000.

The deadline for submitting applications is July 12, 2012, by 5 p.m. Applications may be downloaded from the TDA website.