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Community Development/Grants Management

Cities with populations of 50,000 or more become eligible for funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 to implement programs and projects dealing with neighborhood improvements and city services. In order to receive the funds, the City must file an application to HUD that contains an Annual Action Plan for the use of the funds.

The funds allocated are based upon a formula devised by Congress; therefore, the total funds available vary each year. The City of Edinburg submitted the FY 2018-2022 Consolidated Plan which assesses, identifies, and forecasts needs for up to five years. All funded activities must meet three national objectives: elimination of slum or blight /benefit of low-income families or persons and/ be of urgent need.
Edinburg is committed to ensuring a high quality of life for all residents particularly persons of low and moderate income by creating housing and economic development opportunities, facilitating public improvements, and promoting a clean, healthy, and safe environment.

Grants Management
The department role is also to provide research, planning, apply, administer, and ensure compliance for all local, state, and federal  grants. The department works with City departmens to continously seek funding opportunities in order to enhance the overall quality of life and increase services to the residents of Edinburg.