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Other Programs

Other Programs

TRAYLOR & Associates is committed to helping communities find funding solutions for their pressing local community needs. Sometime clients have special needs that cannot be addressed by the most well known grant programs. In these cases, TRAYLOR & Associates will research and attempt to identify to meet those needs. The following are some of the other programs that TRAYLOR & Associates has been involved with to meet special community needs:

Assistance To Firefighters Grant Program (USFA)
Economic Development Administration Program (EDA)
FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance Program
FEMA Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant Program
Statewide Transportation Enhancement Program (TXDOT)
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Economic Development Administration Program (EDA)
EDA’s mission is to enhance community success in attracting private capital investment and higher-skill, higher-wage job opportunities. EDA provides direct grants, on a cost-share basis, for projects that will create and retain private-sector jobs and leverage public and private investment in distressed areas. EDA provides community and regional economic development assistance for the following program¬†activities.

 

Statewide Transportation Enhancement Program (TXDOT)

The statewide transportation enhancement program is unique. What differentiates it from other transportation programs is its orientation toward non-traditional transportation projects. Determining eligibility refers to the requirements that a project must meet in order to be considered for funding. Eligibility criteria are separate from selection criteria. In order to be eligible for the transportation enhancement program, projects must demonstrate a relationship to the surface transportation system; fit one of the 12 enhancement categories; and go above and beyond standard transportation activities. In addition to these, a project must have a nominator that complies with the program guidelines; meet standards established under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA); and complies with all other applicable state and federal regulations. Transportation enhancement projects must establish a relationship to the surface transportation system by either function or impact.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Local governments are eligible to apply for competitive grant funds from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Private individuals and non-profit organizations are not eligible for these funds. Funding programs include:

Texas Recreation and Parks Account Program (TRPA): A 50% matching grant program to finance acquisition, development and/or redevelopment of outdoor recreation facilities. Applicants can request up to $500,000 in TRPA funds.

 

 

Indoor Recreation Program: A 50% matching program to finance development and/or redevelopment of facilities designed for indoor recreational activities. Applicants can request up to $750,000 in TRPA funds. (Deadline July 31 each year.)

Small Grants Program: A 50% matching program to finance development and/or improvement of new or existing outdoor recreational facilities in cities and counties with populations of less than 20,000. (Communities of 2,000 or less population receive 2 points automatically.) These funds can be used to enhance an existing park with new activities or replace deteriorated facilities, and/or can be used to develop or enhance smaller “play lots” or neighborhood parks. Applicants can request up to $50,000 in funds. (Deadline April 30th each year.)

Texas Recreational Trails Fund (Hike & Bike Trails): A 80-20 matching program to finance development or redevelopment of trails used for recreational purposes. The State provides 80% of the project funds and the locality provides 20%. Applicants can request up to $100,000, however, there are provisions to increase that cap for projects designed for motorized users only. The minimum request is $2,400. (Deadline June 1 each year.)