Killeen Grants…Apply Within
Beginning November 19, 2018 through December 10, 2018 the City of Killeen Community Development Department will conduct a series of workshops followed by scheduled individual sessions, with nonprofit and for profit organizations, Killeen businesses and other business enterprises investing in Killeen who may be eligible to access housing and community development funds from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) or the Home Investment Partnerships Act (HOME) programs.
The Community Development Department has created a series of workshops intended to assist applicants in completing a grant application for funding from the City’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) or Home Investment Partnerships Act (HOME) program funds. The workshops are being offered only to entities who have not previously (in the last 5 years) received Community Development Department CDBG or HOME program funds.
Annually, the City receives these block grant funds as a direct entitlement from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The CDBG program is a flexible program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs and helping local governments tackle serious challenges facing their communities. The HOME Program is the Federal government's commitment to providing decent, safe, and affordable housing for all persons and helps to alleviate problems of excessive rent burdens, homelessness, and deteriorating housing stock by maximizing participation by private-sector members investing in the community.
The Killeen Grants course consists of 4 workshops focused specifically on areas and required content encountered by first time applicants when completing the typical annual funding request application.
Community Development Staff will also schedule individual review sessions, as requested, to discuss specifics on possible eligible programs or projects; provide guidance on linking purpose to performances; review the entity’s official documents; and apply the results to the application for funding.
The 4 group workshops are as follows:
- What’s your Type and Status?...for Killeen CD Grants
- The “Official” Official Documents – according to Killeen CD Grants
- Your Purpose–Your Goal… making the relative link to Killeen CD Grants
- Completing an Application for Funding…for Killeen CD Grants
Workshops will be held at the Killeen Community Development Department Training Room, 802 N 2nd Street, Building E, Room E105, Killeen, TX 76541.
Advance registration is required.
Scheduled workshops are limited to 36 persons each session; limited to 2 persons per entity.
Interested persons should plan to attend all 4 sessions.
For more information or registration, please contact the Killeen Community Development Department at 254-501-7845.
Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) Program
Funding committed to providing decent, safe, and affordable housing to low and moderate income households while alleviating the problems of excessive rent burdens, homelessness, and deteriorating hosing stock. HOME funds can be used to assist a community’s needs and resources by funding a broad range of activities including new construction, rehabilitation/reconstruction, assistance to homebuyers, and tenant-based rental assistance. Eligible entities include Community Housing Development Organizations, developers, owners, and sponsors. This program requires matching funds.
Flexible funding that provides resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs ensuring decent affordable housing, services to the most vulnerable in our community, and to create jobs through the expansion and retention of businesses. Each CDBG project must meet one of three National Objectives - Benefit low and moderate income persons; Aid in prevention or elimination of slum or blight; or Meet other community development needs having a particular urgency because existing conditions pose a serious immediate threat to health or welfare of the community and other financial resources are not available to meet such needs. Eligible entities include:
- City departments
- Faith-based and religious organizations*
- Neighborhood based non-profit organizations*
- Other (local) governmental entities
- Public service/Human service agencies*
*A non-profit organization must have its 501©(3) or (4) IRS tax-exempt status at the time of submission of the application for funding. In the event you are unsure of project feasibility, please contact Community Development Staff for clarification and assistance.