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October 7, 2020Travis County Launches Nonprofit Grant Program

Saturday, June 27th at 11 am

Accessing Services during CoVid

Join us for a conversation about available resources in the Austin/Travis County area, including CoVid-19 Testing, food assistance, rental/utility assistance, healthcare, mental healthcare, and substance use disorder resources.

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Cómo Acceder Servicios Durante CoVid

Los esperamos en nuestra conversación interactiva sobre recursos disponibles en el área de Austin y Condado de Travis, incluyendo información acerca pruebas de CoVid-19, accesso a alimentos, assistencia con renta y utilidades, cuidado de la salud, cuidado de la salud mental, y apoyo por uso
de sustancias.

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March 31, 2020Working from home Tips During COVID-19

March 19, 2020 - As the number of cases of COVID-19 increase, so does the associated anxiety. To aid individuals and communities during this time, Mental Health America has compiled a range of resources and information.

March 16, 2020 - Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

August 29, 2017 - HUD Announces Disaster Assistance for Victims of Hurricane Harvey

The Austin Animal Center Continues to Ask for the Community’s Help as Shelter Remains at Capacity

Zika Virus Information

Watch the Black History Program from February 11, 2016

Wondering what's for Dinner Tonight? Texas A&M AgriLife Extension has the answer! Watch this week's video!

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) News

***ANNOUNCEMENT***NOTICE OF FUNDING OPPORTUNITY – $888,025

CFDA: 14.218 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM/ENTITLEMENTS
Awarding Federal Agency: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”)
Federal Award Number: B-20-UC-48-0503
Federal Award Year: 2020
Pass Through Entity: Travis County
HUD Entity Type: Recipient/Grantee
Unique Entity Identifier Number or DUNS #: 030908842

Overview

Travis County received a second allocation of $888,025 for preparation, prevention, or response to COVID-19. Non-profit service providers are encouraged to apply.  Please note the  application time frame is May 7-May 21, 2021. Each application and all requested supporting documents must be submitted by the application deadline. Late applications will not be accepted. Due to COVID-19, all applicants are encouraged to email applications. Please email CDBG staff at [email protected] no later than 12pm on Friday, May 14, 2021, if arrangements are needed to mail applications to the CDBG office.

Funding Application

Please note there are two (2) components to the funding application:

A complete funding packet, included all required documents is DUE by May 21, 2021 (5pm CST)

Questions? Please email [email protected]

 Thank you for your continued service to the citizens of Travis County!

 

Travis County Texas Emergency Rental Assistance Program (“TERAP”)

On January 26, 2021, Travis County Health and Human Services (HHS) CDBG Office executed a contract with the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) to receive a direct allocation of $414,722.92 for the Texas Emergency Rental Assistance Program (TERAP) and Texas Eviction Diversion Program (TEDP) and serve approximately 39 clients in the Travis County CDBG service area (unincorporated parts of Travis County, and all areas within the Village of San Leanna, the Village of Webberville, Lago Vista, Creedmoor, and West Lake Hills).

Note: Effective March 1, 2021, TERAP Subrecipients are no longer required to administer the Texas Eviction Diversion Program (TEDP) activities, as this program is now being implemented through the Texas Rent Relief Funds. All Travis County residents needing eviction diversion, are being referred to Texas Rent Relief for assistance. Please note the following resources:

On March 30, 2021, Travis County executed a Subrecipient Agreement with Meals on Wheels Central Texas, to administer the emergency rental assistance program to serve eligible tenant/landlord clients within the Travis County CDBG service area.

Applications are being accepted April 15, 2021 – July 31, 2021, or while funds last.

Meals on Wheels Central Texas

Instructions to apply can be found on our Meals on Wheels Central Texas partner’s website: https://www.mealsonwheelscentraltexas.org/programs/other-services

To apply, contact the Meals on Wheels CARE program at [email protected] or call (737) 218- 4191

Review the Travis County TERAP Program Flyer for more details: (English) (Spanish)

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TAX RATE: TRAVIS COUNTY ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR'S TAX RATE. THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 3.6 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $11.00.

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