1. Economic Development Initiative - Special Projects (EDI-SP)


Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Project Amount: $190,000.00
Funded Amount: $190,000.00
County Match: None required
Status: On-going

The purpose of this project is to conduct housing rehabilitation for six (6)homes. The average cost per housing rehabilitation is $28,500. A total of nine (9) homes have been rehabilitated due to grant surplus funds.

2. TDA - CDBG Colonia Construction Fund Project - Mirando

Funding Agency: Texas Department of Agriculture
Total Amount: $520,000.00
Funding Requested: $520,000.00
County Match: $20,000.00 In-Kind
Status: On-Going

Project activities include sanitary sewer collection lines and house-to-line connections for the southwest section of the community of Mirando located in close proximity to State Highway 359 in East Webb County.

3. Webb County Housing Preservation Grant Program

Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Agriculture - Rural Development (USDA-RD)
Grant Program: Housing Preservation Grant Program
Funding Requested: $100,000.00
County Match: None required
Status: On-Going

This Webb County project shall rehabilitate four (4) homes at an average cost of $22,500 per house in Colonia Peñitas West that is located in North Webb County adjacent to FM 3338 and FM 1472. The Housing Preservation Grant Project will be coordinated with the existing CEDAP Project that is providing for house-to-line connections with mitigation of septic or cesspool wastewater disposal systems. Webb County shall use 10% or $10,000 for administrative costs. A contract extension was granted by the funding agency until March 31st, 2013.

4. 2010 SAFER Grant Program - Recruitment and Retention Plan and Implementation

Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Grant Program: Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response
Funding Requested: $257,000.00
County Match: None required
Project Total Budget: $257,000.00
Status: On-Going

The Webb County Volunteer Fire Department’s identified operational needs include the recruitment of new volunteer firefighters and retention of current volunteer firefighters to be assigned to and operate the two new fire substations designated for the northern and central sectors of rural Webb County. The proposed Webb County Recruitment and Retention Program shall include the employment of a Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment and Retention Coordinator that shall be responsible for finalizing and implementing a Recruitment and Retention Plan including the development and implementation of a staffing needs assessment. The Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment and Retention Coordinator will finalize the volunteer fire department’s standard operating procedures –SOP that will establish that all funded DHS activities shall be dispersed in accordance and governed by the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP). Webb County proposes that the DHS fund the Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment and Retention Coordinator during the 1st and 2nd program years and Webb County shall provide funding for this position for the remaining two (2) program years for a total County match of $84,000 (total salary and fringe for 2 years). The proposed Webb County Recruitment and Retention Program further includes incentives which are incorporated in the preliminary recruitment and retention plan such as an insurance package including Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD & D), disability, health, death and life insurance, reimbursement to members while attending basic training for mileage, lodging and per diem, fuel reimbursement for responding to incidents, comprehensive screening including physical/psychological examinations consistent with NFPA 1582, and turnout gear for new recruits. Volunteer Firefighter eligibility for DHS funded incentives shall be established by the SOP.

The purpose of offering the proposed incentives is to retain current volunteers and to attract new volunteers with desired benefits that they otherwise could not financially afford. Also included are marketing program costs to implement marketing objectives outlined in the preliminary recruitment and retention plan which include recruitment advertisements in television, radio, internet and newspaper media marketing. Marketing costs include but are not limited to the development of recruitment brochures, videos, posters and flyers.

5. 2008-2012 Webb County Self-Help Center - TDHCA - Office of Colonia Initiatives

Funding Agency: Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs - (OCI)
Requested Amount: $1,250,000
Match: $319,000
Activity: Housing and Community Service Activities for Hwy 359 Target Area
Status: Completed December 18, 2012 - Close-out Pending

6. Webb County/Highway 59 Facility Plan Update Project

Funding Agency: Border Environment Cooperation Commission (BECC)
Agency Funded: $169,000
County Match: None required
Activity: Update the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) Webb County/Highway 59 Facility Plan
Status: On-Going

7. 2011 VAWA-Domestic Violence Grant

Funding Agency: Criminal Justice Division - Office of the Governor
Grant Program: EF-Recovery Act (ARRA) - Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program
Amount Requested: $44,820.59
County Match: None required
Status: Completed
Administered by: District Attorney Office

Purchase of tangible equipment for documenting evidence, printing and sharing evidence, viewing evidence, communicating and interviewing suspects in remote locations including the county jail. Purchase of equipment to furnish offices of the Domestic Violence Unit and providing comfortable seating for victims seeking the services of the Domestic Violence Unit.

8. Webb County Veterans Rental Assistance Program

Funding Agency: Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA)
Grant Program:  Housing Trust Fund - Veterans Rental Assistance Program
Amount Funded: $150,000.00
County Match: None required
Status: Completed
Administered by: Commissioner Pct. 3 Office

The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) -Veterans Rental Assistance Program provided funds for the continuation of all eligible veterans’ rental assistance activities in Webb County. Funds were accessed through the TDHCA’s Reservation System; up to $2,000,000.00 was available for all eligible applicants during the 2010-2012 funding cycle.

9. Community Outdoor Outreach Program (2010)*

Funding Agency: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Project Amount: $30,000.00
County Match: $10,000.00 In-Kind (Administration)
Status: Completed

The Webb County Community Outdoor Outreach Program will take approximately 650 low-income, minority, at-risk, special needs students from the inner city and rural areas to visit various State Parks. In addition, recreational workshops relating to hiking, camping, birding and fishing will be given to the students. *Note: This grant will not be re-funded due to lack of state funds.

10. Webb County Water Wells Project

Funding Agency: TDA (Texas Department of Agriculture)
Project Amount: $845,000.00
Agency Funding: $800,000.00
County Match: $15,000.00 In-Kind
Recipients: $30,000.00 (Three Rural Water Supply Corporations)
Activity: Augmentation of Water System for Oilton, Bruni & Hwy 59
Status: Completed

11. Webb County Vela Tract Project

Funding Agency: Office of Rural Community Affairs, CEDAP Grant Project Amount: $558,000
Agency Funded: $500,000
County Match: $58,000 In-Kind
Activity: First-time water and sewer services for Vela Tract
Status: Completed

12. SHC Tool Library Renewable Energy Project

Funding Agency: State Energy Conservation Office
Project Amount: $57,000.00
County Match: None Required
Status: Completed

The Webb County renewable energy funding shall essentially “take off the power grid” the Webb County Self-Help Tool Library using solar and wind turbine technologies. Eventually producing enough renewable energy for Webb County to sell back electricity to the utility company, thus “taking off the power grid.”

13. Community Development Program - Texas Department of Agriculture

Funding Agency: TDA - Texas Department of Agriculture
Project Amount: $531,042.00
Funded Amount: $531,042.00
County Match: None required
Activity: Drilling of a 2nd Water Well for the Mirando City RWSC and the construction of a new 3,560 square foot 4 bay Fire Station for the Quad City Volunteer Fire Department.
Status: Completed

14. Colonia Economically Distressed Area Program (CEDAP) - Colonia Pueblo Nuevo

Funding Agency: Texas Department of Agriculture
Project Amount: $525,000.00
Funded Amount: $500,000.00
County Match: $25,000.00 In-Kind (Administration)
Status: Completed

House-to-Line connections initially for Peñitas West but through a contract amendment, transferred to Colonia Pueblo Nuevo. The project will connect 64 houses to water and sewer lines. Septic tank mitigation shall also be done. A total of 72 houses received house-to-line connections due to grant surplus funds.

15. Colonia Economically Distressed Area Program (CEDAP) - Colonia San Carlos I & II

Funding Agency: Texas Department of Agriculture
Agency Funded: $500,000.00
County Match: $25,000.00 In-Kind (Administration)
Activity: *65 House-to-Line connections for San Carlos I & II, Laredo Ranchettes, Ranchitos 359 and D-5 Acres-*( A total of 87 houses received house-to-line connections due to grant surplus funds).
Status: Completed

16. 2011 Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) - Webb County Community Action Agency

Funding Agency: Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA)
Agency Funded: $558,000.00
Match: None required
Status: Closed

The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) offers funding for services provided by the Webb County Community Action Agency to alleviate the causes and conditions of poverty at the community level. Funds from this grant are used for the provision of services such as utility and rent assistance for eligible clients in need. Beneficiaries are low-income individuals that may be unemployed or receiving public assistance.

17. Webb County AmeriCorps*VISTA

Funding Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service
Agency Funded: $ 41,963.00
County Match: $ 32,400.00 In-Kind (Administration)
Activity: VISTA volunteers to assist the Laredo Family Economic Success Coalition (LFESC) with the VITA Program
Status: Completed

18. Webb Co. District Attorney's Data Management System Upgrade and Training Project

Funding Agency: Texas Office of the Governor - Criminal Justice Division
Grant Program: Crime Reduction and Improvements to Criminal Justice System
Funding Requested: $ 15,340.00
County Match: None requred
Status: Successfully Implemented - Closed

This project was approved by the Texas Office of the Governor – Criminal Justice Division (OOG-CJD)-Crime Reduction and Improvements to Criminal Justice System Program is for the purchase of user licenses and vendor training to author reports, administer programs and utilize Justware’s Prosecutor Technology.

19. 2011 Texas State Comptroller of Public Accounts Funding Request

Funding Agency: Texas State Comptroller of Public Accounts
Grant Program: Unclaimed Capital Credit Funds Program
Amount Requested: $ 7,000.00
County Match: None required
Status: Closed

Webb County Economic Development Department staff communicated with representatives of the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts to ascertain the level of funding available to Webb County under Section 74.602 of the Texas Property Code. Webb County is eligible to receive up to $7,000. Webb County must certify that the use of these funds be eligible under Section 381.004 of the Texas Government Code. It is the intent of Webb County to utilize the unclaimed capital credit funds in compliance with Section 381.004 of the Local Government Code.

20. Land Acquisition Project for US Highway 59 Water Plant Facility

Funding Agency: Texas Department of Agriculture - Community Development (TDA-CD)
Funding Requested: $60,000.00
County Match: None required
Status: Closed

The land acquisition project shall purchase a 10 acre tract adjacent to the US Highway 59 Water Plant facility located approximately 23 miles east of the city of Laredo. The acquisition of land is necessary for the expansion of the Water Plant facility to meet current and future water demand. Funding was derived from surplus TDA-CD funding.

21. Webb County Volunteer Fire Department - Personal Protection Equipment Grant

Funding Agency: Texas Forest Service
Grant Program: Rural Fire Defense Assistance Grant
Amount Requested: $ 24,040.00
County Match: $ 15,640.00 (Cash Match)
Project Total Budget: $ 39,680.00
Status: Closed

Texas Forest Service (TFS) funding was for the acquisition of ten (10) complete sets of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for the Webb County Volunteer Fire Department.

22. Home Investment Partnership Program

Funding Agency: United States Department of Housing & Urban Development
Project Amount: $ 36,550.00
Agency Funded: $ 36,550.00
Match: None required
Activity: Housing rehabilitation of 1 home in SHC targeted colonias
Status: Closed

23. Webb County Source Reduction and Recycling Educational Project

Funding Agency: Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)
Project Amount: $ 50,000.00
Agency Funded: $ 30,000.00
County Match: $ 20,000.00 In-Kind
Activity: Educational program focusing on solid waste reduction and recycling
Status: Closed

24. Webb County Nutrition/Health Center Project

Funding Agency: The Guadalupe and Lilia Martinez Foundation
Amount: $ 75,000.00
Match: None required
Activity: Completion of a 2,4000 sq/ft building for nutrition and health classes.
Status: Closed

25. United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development Housing Preservation Grant

Funding Agency: United States Department of Agriculture/Rural Development
Project Amount: $ 196,560.00
Agency Funded: $ 137,213.60
In-kind Match: $ 9,360.00
Activity: Rehabilitate seven homes in Tanquecitos I, Los Altos and Bruni
Status: Closed

26. Webb County Rio Bravo/El Cenizo EDAP Supplement Project

Funding Agency: Texas Water Development Board
Project Amount: $ 4,812,695.00
Agency Funded: $ 4,812,695.00: $ 4,102,695.00 grant, $ 710,000.00 loan
County Match: None required
Activity: Complete construction activities for the Rio Bravo/El Cenizo Water Treatment Plant
Status: Closed

27. Webb County AAMA Project (2nd Year)

Funding Agency: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Project Amount: $ 500,000.00 (2nd year)
Agency Funded: $ 1,500,000.00 (three year grant)
Match: $ -0-
Activity: Methamphetamine prevention, intervention and treatment services for 150 clients
Status: Closed

28. Webb County AAMA Project (3rd Year)

Funding Agency: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Project Amount: $ 500,000.00 (3rd year)
Agency Funded: $ 1,500,000.00 (three year grant)
Match: $ -0-
Activity: Methamphetamine prevention, intervention and treatment services for 150 clients
Status: Closed

29. Home Investment Partnership Program-1000494

Funding Agency: Texas Department of Public Housing and Development
Project Amount: $ 73,700.73
Agency Funded: $ 73,700.73 (includes amendment of $ 6,141.00)
Activity: Housing Rehabilitation in El Cenizo/Rio Bravo
Status: Closed

30. Webb County Juvenile Drug Court Dual-Diagnosis Counselor

Funding Agency: Office of the Governor Criminal Justice Division
Project Amount: $ 40,000.00
Agency Funded: $ 40,000.00
County Match: None required
Activity: Part-time Licensed Professional Counselor to serve juveniles that pass-through system
Status: Closed

31. Webb County Self-Help Center - TDHCA - Office of Colonia Initiatives

Funding Agency: Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs - (OCI)
Project Amount: $ 1,265,060.00
Funded Amount: $ 1,265,060.00
Activity: Housing and Community Service Activities for Hwy 359 Target Area
Status: Closed

32. Home Investment Partnership Program - Contract for Deed

Funding Agency:  Texas Department of Public Housing and Development
Project Amount:   $ 520,000.00
Agency Funded:  $ 20,000.00
Activity:                 Contract-for-Sale to Deed conversion and Rehab in rural Webb County
Status:                  Closed

33. Tanquecitos 1, Sanitary Sewer Collection

Funding Agency: Office of Rural and Community Affairs
Project Amount: $ 500,000.00
Agency Funding: $ 500,000.00
Activity: Provision of first-time sewer collection system for Colonia Tanquecitos I
Status: Closed

34. Community Development Grant - Community Centers

Funding Agency: Office of Rural and Community Affairs
Project Amount: $ 800,000.00
Agency Funding: $ 800,000.00
Activity: Construction of Peñitas West Community Center and the Santa Teresita Community Center.
Status: Closed

35. Webb County Environmental Court Coordinator Project

Funding Agency: Texas Environmental Quality Commission
Project Amount: $ 37,000.00
Agency Funded: $ 32,000.00
In-kind Match: $ 5,000.00
Activity: Provide court coordinator that assists the court and prosecutors in expediting environmentally related cases
Status: Closed

36. Webb County Shooting Range Project

Funding Agency: Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Grants Program
Project Amount: $ 49,361.00
Agency Funded: $ 49,361.00
County Match: None required
Activity: Provision of improvements to drainage, seating areas and to the lighting to permit night shooting.
Status: Closed

37. EDA 21st Century Grant - Rail District

Funding Agency: Economic Development Administration
Project Amount: $ 599,201.00
Agency Funded: $ 422,741.00
County Match: $ 176,460.00
Activity: Development of a Rail District Master Plan
Status: Closed

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