2021 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, HOME Investment Partnerships Program and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program

To build and strengthen new partnerships with State and local governments and the private sector, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires a single consolidated submission for the planning and application aspects of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Programs. Fort Bend County is in the process of developing its FY 2021 Consolidated Annual Action Plan.

HUD has allocated Fort Bend County $3,448,126 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program funds, $916,596 in HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) Program funds, and $282,488 in Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program funds for FY 2021.

Due to recommended social distancing and limiting public gatherings for COVID public health reasons, Fort Bend County is holding limited public meetings in the development of the County’s Consolidated Annual Action Plan.  Public Meetings to receive comments from the public regarding the housing and community development needs of low- and moderate-income persons such as homeless individuals and families;  persons with special needs (the elderly, frail elderly, severely mentally ill, developmentally disabled, physically disabled, persons with alcohol/other drug addictions, and persons with HIV/AIDS); the housing needs of renters and owners; community needs such as anti-crime, economic development, infrastructure, planning and administration, public facilities, public services, senior programs, youth programs; and other nonhousing community development needs will be held on the date listed below:

Public Meeting/Needs Assessment                                                  Wednesday, March 17, 2021

(Travis Building, 6th Floor Meeting Room, 10:00 a.m.)

The Fort Bend County CDBG, HOME, and ESG Request for Proposals (RFPs) will be available on Monday, March 15, 2021.  Proposals must be submitted by 12:00 p.m. Friday, April 16, 2021.  The information sessions for CDBG, HOME, and ESG Program applicants are listed below.  Questions from applicants will be answered at these meetings.

Public Meeting/Proposer’s Conference:                                              Tuesday, March 23, 2021

CDBG Local Government RFP

(Travis Building, 6th Floor Meeting Room, 10:00 a.m.)


Public Meeting/Proposer’s Conference                                               Tuesday, March 23, 2021

CDBG Non-Profit RFP                                                                                                                   

(Travis Building, 6th Floor Meeting Room, 2:00 p.m.)


Public Meeting/Needs Assessment/Proposer’s                                 Thursday, March 25, 2021

Conference:  CDBG, HOME and ESG RFPs

(Travis Building, 6th Floor Meeting Room, 10:00 a.m.)


In-person meeting attendance will be limited to twelve persons.  Attendees must contact the department to register for the on-site meetings or zoom access at communitydevelopment@fortbendcountytx.gov or contact Jalissa Scott at (281) 341-4410. Attendance is limited to one person per local government or non-profit organization.  Persons are also encouraged to attend via Zoom.

The public is encouraged to submit comments to Carol Borrego, Community Development Director, 301 Jackson St., Suite 602, Richmond, Texas 77469 or communitydevelopment@fortbendcountytx.gov  Comments will be incorporated into the draft FY 2021 Consolidated Annual Action Plan, as appropriate.

Persons with vision or hearing impairments or other individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids and services may contact the department at (281) 341-4410 regarding reasonable accommodations for the meeting. This venue is accessible for persons with physical disabilities. Spanish language translators are available at the meeting for persons with Limited English Proficiency. Persons requiring other language translators must contact the department at least 48 hours prior to the meeting at (281) 341-4410 to request translation services for the meeting.

Only one (1) proposal will be accepted for consideration from any city or organization for each type of funding, CDBG, HOME, or ESG Program.

If you need additional information, please call the office at (281) 341-4410.