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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

Early Notice and Public Review of a Proposed Activity in a 100-Year Floodplain

To: All interested Agencies, including FEMA, Texas Water Development Board, Travis County/Transportation and Natural Resources, City of Austin/Watershed Protection Department; groups; and individuals

This is to give notice that Travis County, the Responsible Entity for 24 CFR Part 58 environmental regulations, has determined that the following proposed action under the Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program (grant number GLO 19-281-000-8780) is located in the 100- year floodplain, and the county will be identifying and evaluating practicable alternatives to locating the action in the floodplain and the potential impacts on the floodplain from the proposed action, as required by Executive Order 11988, in accordance with HUD regulations at 24 CFR 55.20 Subpart C Procedures for Making Determinations on Floodplain Management and Protection of Wetlands.

Written comments must be received by Travis County at the following address on or before July 24, 2021: Travis County, CDBG, P.O. Box 1748, Austin, TX 78767, (512) 854-3460, Attention: Elena Rivera, Project & Environmental Senior Planner. Due to COVID-19, the project information is not available for in-person review. However, a full description of the project (with a map) can be downloaded at Project Description-English and in Spanish at Descripción del Proyecto-en español. Comments may also be submitted via email at: [email protected]

The full notice is available in English and Spanish (español).

 


Invitation to Comment on the Travis County CDBG PY19-23 Consolidated Plan and PY19 Action Plan Substantial Amendments

Travis County CDBG invites you to comment on the proposed PY19-23 Consolidated Plan and PY19 Action Plan Substantial Amendments. Invitation is available in English and Spanish (Español). Comments will be accepted for 5 days beginning July 12, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. and ending July 16, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. or by participating in a virual public hearing on July 13, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. Beginning July 12, 2021, drafts of the proposed substantially amended PY19-23 Consolidated Plan and PY19 Action Plan along with a related summary will be available for download on the Travis County CDBG webpage at https://www.traviscountytx.gov/health-human-services/cdbg.

 


Invitation to Comment on the Travis County CDBG PY21 Action Plan

Travis County CDBG invites you to comment on the proposed PY21 Action Plan. Invitation is available in English and Spanish (Español). Comments will be accepted from June 23, 2021 at 8:00 a.m.to July 23, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. or by participating in a virtual public hearing on July 13, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. Beginning on June 23, 2021 a draft of the proposed PY21 Action Plan along with a related summary will be available for download on the Travis County CDBG webpage at https://www.traviscountytx.gov/health-human-services/cdbg, under Documents, or on the Plans & Reports webpage at https://www.traviscountytx.gov/health-human-services/cdbg/plans-reports.

 


Invitation to Comment on the Travis County CDBG PY20 Action Plan Substantial Amendment and Citizen Participation Plan Amendment

Travis County CDBG invites you to comment on the proposed PY20 Action Plan Substantial Amendment and Citizen Participation Plan Amendment. Invitation is available in English and Spanish (Español). Comments on the PY20 Action Plan substantial amendment will be accepted for 30 days beginning June 23, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. and ending July 23, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. or by participating in a virtual public hearing on July 13, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. Comments on the Citizen Participation Plan substantial amendment will be accepted for 15 days beginning June 23, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. and ending July 7, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. or by participating in a virtual public hearing on July 13, 2021 at 9:00a.m. Beginning June 23, 2021, drafts of the proposed substantially amended PY20 Action Plan and Citizen Participation Plan, along with a related summary, will be available for download on the Travis County CDBG webpage at https://www.traviscountytx.gov/health-human-services/cdbg.

 


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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