Community Development 

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Program Overview

  • What is CDBG?

    The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is a federally funded program though the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The primary purpose of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is the development of viable urban communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment and expanded economic opportunities, principally for persons of very low- and low-income.

    Funding Eligibility

    In order to be eligible for CDBG funding, a project must meet one of the three National Objectives. The principle National Objective is that the project must benefit persons of low to moderate income. The projects must also be an eligible activity. Further program information can be found at the CDBG Program - Guide to National Objectives and Eligible Activities for Entitlement Communities website.

    Apply for Funding

    Each March, April and May, the City of Texarkana holds public hearings to receive community input and applications for the next year’s CDBG funds. Applications received are reviewed for eligibility and evaluated to determine which projects will receive funding.

CDBG Programs  

First Time Homebuyers Assistance Program Application (Spanish Translation)
Housing Rehabilitation Program Application (Spanish Translation)

Section 108 Loan Funds Award (PDF)

CDBG Plans & Reporting Documents

2016 Amended Action Plan - Texarkana, Texas (PDF)
2016 Annual Action Plan - Texarkana, Texas (PDF)
 2015 Annual Action Plan - Texarkana, Texas

 2014 Annual Action Plan - Texarkana, Texas
2013 Annual Action Plan - Texarkana, Texas
2012 Annual Action Plan - Texarkana, Texas

Citizen Participation Plan (PDF)

5 Year Consolidated Plan (PDF)
2013-2017 Amended 5 Year Consolidated Plan (PDF)

 Fair Housing Analysis of Impediments Report & Action Items

2016 CAPER - Texarkana, Texas
2015 CAPER - Texarkana, Texas
2014 CAPER - Texarkana, Texas
2013 CAPER - Texarkana, Texas
2012 CAPER - Texarkana, Texas


 To file a Fair Housing Complaint contact the City at 903-798-1779 or HUD at 1-800- 669-9777 and for the hearing impaired, please call TTY 1-800-927-9275. For more information, please visit HUD's Fair Housing Website.

 Questions? Please contact our CDBG Administrator Betsy Freeman at 903.798.1779. 


 Para presentar una queja de Vivienda Justa de contactos de la Ciudad al 903-798-1779 o al 1-800 669-9777 HUD y para personas con discapacidad auditiva , por favor llamar al TTY 1-800-927-9275 . Para obtener más información, visite la página web del certamen vivienda de HUD .


 Preguntas? Por favor, póngase en contacto con nuestro Administrador de CDBG Betsy Freeman en 903.798.1779.