As an entitlement community receiving Community Development Block Grant funds (CDBG), Travis County must draft a Consolidated Plan for submission to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Consolidated Plans are completed every 3, 5 or 6 years depending on the interests of each jurisdiction.
Specifically, the Consolidated Plan is a document that includes:
- an assessment of the housing and community development needs;
- a strategic plan for addressing those needs; and
- a one year Action Plan for the use of CDBG funds.
The County recently completed its third Consolidated Plan spanning October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2019 (PY2014-18). The PY2014-18 Consolidated Plan includes data on community needs and strategic goals for the next five years and an Annual Action Plan that outlines the projects and goals for the next program year. Activities to be undertaken over the consolidated planning period were organized into six broad categories as follows: Infrastructure, Housing, Community Services, Populations with Specialized Needs, Public Facilities and Business and Jobs. The categories were ranked, as High or Low Priorities, the table below summarizes the prioritization for the planning period:
|Prioritization of Categories for the PY2014-2018 Consolidated Plan|
|Populations with Specialized Needs/Services||High|
|Business & Jobs||Low|