Nearly $6 million in federal grants to help Arlington residents prepare for jobs, housing assistance, health services and more

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Nearly $6 million in federal grants to help Arlington residents prepare for jobs, housing assistance, health services and more

Thanks to nearly $6 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, more dreams will be realized in Arlington for low-to-moderate income residents.

The city council voted in June to approve the proposed action plan for program year 2022, which is the annual spending plan for federal funds allocated to the city of Arlington. The plan also includes the reprogramming of $1.17 million in fund balances from the past three years combined.

Subject to HUD approval, the 2022 Program Year Action Plan outlines how the City of Arlington intends to use funds available through the Community Development Block Grant programs. (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) to increase opportunities. and impact the lives of its inhabitants.

Action plan priorities include activities addressing housing and homelessness, quality child care, mental health, food insecurity and addictions in our community. Federal funds are administered by the City of Arlington Grants Management Department. Grants help meet priority community needs and pursue City Council priorities.

The City will implement the action plan in a coordinated effort with neighborhood groups, private sector contractors, developers, non-profit organizations, city departments and regional planning groups.

How the money will be allocated

Approximately $3.6 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, including neighborhood infrastructure, housing rehabilitation and utilities to assist Arlington residents with workforce development work, child care, health services, nutrition, homelessness and other special needs. Individual projects include $400,000 for facility improvements at the Greater Tarrant County Boys and Girls Club in Arlington, $393,376 for the Arlington Housing Authority Housing Rehabilitation Program and $52,982 for the Warden. dining and services from Arlington Charities. Other funded initiatives include nearly $73,500 for the Department of Parks and Recreation’s Build a Dream Scholarship Program and nearly $24,000 for the HOPE Tutoring Center.

The HOME Investment Partnership grant will use approximately $1 million to fund rental assistance programs for first-time home buyers and tenants.

The Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) helps individuals regain stability in permanent housing after experiencing a housing crisis and/or homelessness. The ESG grant is expected to provide $274,183 to local homeless shelters and other homeless service providers. This includes nearly $50,600 to Arlington Urban Ministries for homelessness prevention efforts, $82,000 to Tarrant County’s SafeHaven for shelter services and rapid rehousing, and approximately $30,000 to Arlington Life Shelter.

Learn how to apply for a grant

Is your community organization interested in applying for federal grants? The City of Arlington will be hosting its 2023 Program Year Funding Availability Workshop from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 27 in the City Hall Council Chambers, 101 W. Abram St. This workshop , which is mandatory for all eligible groups wishing to apply, will cover topics such as available funding sources, understanding application requirements, the importance of post-award management, and grant tips and tricks.

For more information, please contact the Grants Management Department at 817-459-6238 or [email protected].

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