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AI- 6391   4. B. 3.    
Commissioners Court - Regular
Meeting Date: 07/08/2015  
Cindy Park Colonia Application
Submitted By: Natalie Eckstrom, Grants Department
Department: Grants Department  

Information
RECOMMENDATION
Discuss and consider execution of a resolution authorizing the submission of a grant application to the Texas Department of Agriculture for the Texas Community Development Block Grant Program (TxCDBG) 2015-2016 Colonia Fund: Construction (CFC).
BACKGROUND
The goal of the Texas Community Development Block Grant Program (TxCDBG) is to develop viable communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, as well as expanding economic opportunities, especially for persons of low-to-moderate income. The Colonia Fund: Construction allows for the following activities: assessments for public improvements, water system improvements, drainage improvements, wastewater improvements, road/street improvements, and housing rehabilitation.
DISCUSSION
On November 18, 2014, the Commissioners Court executed an agreement between The Texas Department of Agriculture and Nueces County, Contract No. 7214085 for the Colonia Fund: Construction (CFC), in relation to the Cindy Park colonia. Under this project, a new water well will be drilled and distribution lines will be installed. Proper filters and water treatment measures will be put into place to ensure the residents are receiving safe drinking water.

For this grant cycle, the proposed project would include additional services to households along Ranch Road (approximately 15). Improvements will be made to the well by upgrading the pump and adding additional storage. Looping the system waterline will also improve water quality.

The maximum contract amount is $500,000 and the County will match the grant with $25,000 in administrative oversight by the County’s Grants Administration Department.

Budget Information
Information about available funds
Budgeted: Funds Available: Adjustment: Amount Available:
Unbudgeted: Funds NOT Available: Amendment:
Account Code(s) for Available Funds
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Fund Transfers

Attachments
Cindy Park resolution

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