One-Year Action Plan

2020 One-Year Action Plan 

October 1, 2020 marked the City of New Braunfels’ 26th year in receiving and distributing Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to local nonprofit organizations and other agencies for carrying out the activities and objectives such as those described in the 2020-2020 Consolidated Plan and Strategy. Through this federal grant funding, the City of New Braunfels supports neighborhood revitalization and community services for low-and moderate-income residents, particularly those persons and areas in most need. 

In the One-Year Action Plan, the city sets forth a specific plan for activities that it expects to fund using CDBG funds during the Program Year (October 1 through September 30). Each of these activities correlates directly with the priorities stated in the 
Consolidated Plan and Strategy. The City of New Braunfels’ CDBG funding allocation for Program Year 2020 is $413,188.

Activities
CDBG program year activities are outlined in a One-Year Action Plan annually. These activities were selected in accordance with the city’s Citizen Participation Plan and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulations governing the CDBG program. 

For each activity, the One-Year Action Plan will include the priority needs addressed, resources to be used, the number of New Braunfels’ residents assisted, the benefits to the community, and the organization designated as having lead responsibility. The City of New Braunfels strives to serve 90% low-to-moderate income level residents with the activities funded by the CDBG program. 

Program Year 2020 Funding
* Revised November 2020 per HUD recalculated award amount.

                              Program/Project

Allocation

Administration and Fair Housing

$82,638

PUBLIC SERVICES

CASA of Central Texas, Inc. – court-appointed advocacy for New Braunfels children

$15,191

Comal County Senior Citizens Foundation – Meals on Wheels nutrition program
$12,000

Family Life Center – Benevolent Program providing emergency rent and utility assistance

$10,000

River City Advocacy & Counseling Center – community counseling program

$9,788

San Antonio Food Bank – New Braunfels Food Bank food distribution

$15,000

HOUSING

Comal County Habitat for Humanity – down payment and closing cost assistance

$11,550

Comal County Habitat for Humanity – home repair program

$108,387

Comal County Senior Citizens Foundation – minor home repair program
 $80,000

PUBLIC FACILITIES

Crisis Center of Comal County – transitional/workforce housing project - Phase I

$36,000

HCS 502, LLC (by Prospera HCS as Sole Member) – exterior repairs at Village Circle Apartments

$75,038

2020 CDBG ENTITLEMENT AWARD AS OF NOVEMBER 2020: $413,188
ADDITION OF UNALLOCATED PROGRAM YEAR 2019 FUNDS: $42,404
TOTAL 2020 CDBG AWARD: $455,592