Ebb and Flow Funding Deadlines and Opportunities

Emily Darr

Our Freese and Nichols Funding Team has rounded up a few upcoming deadlines and opportunities for funding your projects. If you have questions or need assistance applying for any of the programs below, please contact us at Funding@freese.com.

Texas Funding

  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program – a flexible program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. Beginning in 1974, the CDBG program is one of the longest continuously run programs at HUD. The CDBG program works to ensure decent affordable housing, to provide services to the most vulnerable in our communities, and to create jobs through the expansion and retention of businesses. CDBG is an important tool for helping local governments tackle serious challenges facing their communities. Deadline: estimated November 1, 2014
  • Texas Water Development Board Flood Protection Planning Program – offers grants to political subdivisions of the State of Texas for evaluation of structural and nonstructural solutions to flooding problems. Upstream and/or downstream effects of proposed solutions must be considered in the planning. The proposed planning must be regional in nature by considering the flood protection needs of the entire watershed. The financing of the program is from the TWDB’s Research and Planning Fund. Deadline: TWDB publishes a Request for Proposals in the Texas Register each fiscal year. Unsolicited applications can be filed at any time but will only be considered if funds are available and planning to be done is deemed urgent.

North Carolina Funding

  • Water Resources Development Project Grant Program – funds for general and recreational navigation, water management, stream restoration, beach protection, land acquisition and facility development for water based recreation and aquatic weed control. Deadline: January 1, 2015
  • Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) (DR-4167) – Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) through the North Carolina Division of Emergency Management (NCEM) – mitigates damages prior to a disaster. Funding can be used for property acquisition/demolitions of flooded properties, relocation of flooded structures, drainage projects, structure elevations, dry flood-proofing, and minor localized flood reduction projects. Deadline: March 7, 2015