Fort Bend County commissioners award seven nonprofits funds from Community Development Block Grant

Fort Bend County commissioners awarded $404,578 from Community Development Block Grant funds to seven nonprofit organizations in the county on April 12, as part of the fiscal year 2021-22 Consolidated Annual Action Plan approved by commissioners court in September.

The CDBG Entitlement Program is administered by the county’s community development department, and it develops programs and the fund's priorities, according to the county’s website.

The CDBG program’s objective is to develop viable urban communities to the benefit of low- and moderate-income persons. The national objectives are also to aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight, and meet community development needs having a particular urgency, per the Fort Bend County website.

Per the same website, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has allocated $3.45 million in CDBG Program funds, as well as $916,596 in HOME Investment Partnership Program funds and $282,488 in Emergency Solutions Grant Program funds for FY 2021-22.

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