Documents submitted by Texas Forest Country Partnership Executive Director Nancy Windham on May 19, 2020:
Sent: Thursday, May 7, 2020 10:32 AM
To: 'Lonnie Hunt'
Cc: 'Charles Bennett'
Subject: DETCOG: U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Availability of $1.5 Billion in CARES Act Funds to Aid Communities Impacted by the Coronavirus Pandemic
The Economic Development Administration has issued its Notice of Funding Opportunity for the CARES Act Funds.
DETCOG&EDD Regional Plannner
From: Manuel Martinez
Sent: Friday, May 15, 2020 1:29 PM
To: Manuel Martinez
Subject: State Urgent Need Fund(TxCDBG Natural Disaster Fund)
State Urgent Need Fund
The State Urgent Need (SUN) Fund is available following natural disasters and events that are not eligible for federal disaster assistance. The SUN program provides financial assistance to address disaster-related damage to public infrastructure and utilities, including repair, replacement, and mitigation measures.
Eligible applicants are non-entitlement general purpose units of local government including cities and counties.
A proclamation issued by the Governor of Texas certifying that the severe weather and tornadoes that occurred on April 22, 2020, caused widespread and severe property damage and loss of life in Jasper, Lamar, Newton, Polk, Red River, and San Jacintocounties and declaring an emergency.
SUN funding is available to repair, replace, rehabilitate, or improve public infrastructure impacted by a natural disaster, including mitigation measures appropriate to the project.
Funds cannot be used for: Repair costs that are covered by insurance or other funding sources. Temporary improvements or emergency measure that are not a long-term solution. Redundant or backup systems. Repair of residential or commercial properties. Costs of preparing an application for funding
Awards range from a minimum of $50,000 to a maximum of $350,000.
Evaluation and Selection
Applications are accepted "first-come first-served". Application forms are available upon request. Please email Aubrey-Ann.Gilmore@TexasAgriculture.gov to request an application form.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Manuel S. Martinez
Trade and Business Development
Texas Department of Agriculture