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Texans Feeding Texans Request for Qualifications


As part of the Texas Department of Agriculture’s (TDA) Texans Feeding Texans Home-Delivered Meal Grant program, Harris County is currently accepting applications from eligible organizations seeking a Harris County qualifying grant.  To be eligible, organizations must have an existing program that serves home-delivered meals to Harris County homebound elderly and/or disabled residents.  Organizations awarded a qualifying grant will receive the County Resolution Form, required for TDA application.


All applications are due to Harris County by Friday, August 29, 2014 before

4 p.m. at the Harris County Community Services office at 8410 Lantern Point Drive, Houston, TX 77054. Late applications will not be accepted.


Texans Feeding Texans Harris County Qualifying Grant Application.doc


Any questions should be directed to Ellyn Pulido, Project Analyst, at ellyn.pulido@csd.hctx.net or (713) 578-2047.




Timeline – Texans Feeding Texans FY 2015



TDA Grant Application Available

July 30, 2014

Harris County RFQ Released

August 8, 2014

Applications due to HCCSD

August 29, 2014

Selected applicants submitted to Commissioners Court for approval

October 14, 2014

Selected applicants notified of award and provided with County Resolutions

October 17, 2014

Grant Application due to TDA

November 1, 2014





Harris County has now opened Job Number #14/0155 for the Program Year 2015 (PY2015) Request for Proposals (RFP) for Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG).  The Guidebook and Applications will be available from June 6, 2014 through July 7, 2014 to all eligible applicants through the Harris County Purchasing webpage (http://www.harriscountytx.gov/Purchasing/default.aspx). On Purchasing’s main page, click on Bid Listing in the left menu and follow the instructions to register with BuySpeed Online and gain access to Bid # 14/0155. Applications are due to the Harris County Purchasing Department, 1001 Preston, Suite 670 (6th Floor), Houston, Texas 77002 by July 7, 2014, at 2 pm. Please visit our Funding Guidelines page (http://www.csd.hctx.net/rfq.aspx) for general information regarding the CDBG and ESG Programs. Program specific questions regarding the PY2015 RFP process should be directed to staff as follows:


CDBG General Activities:  Toni Candis (713) 578-2069
CDBG/HOME Affordable Housing:   Jared Briggs (713) 578-2238
CDBG Public Services:  Shanna LeBrum (713) 578-2051
ESG: Ellyn Pulido (713) 578-2047


If you would like to be included on our mailing list to receive funding notifications or register for an applicant conference, please submit your contact information (name, organization, mailing address, telephone and email) to rfp@csd.hctx.net.


Click here to view a PDF of the PY2015 NOFA


PY2015 Entitlement Funding RFP Public Notices

·         Public Notice – Español (Spanish)

·         Public Notice – Viet (Vietnamese)


 PY2015 RFP Timeline



Distribution of Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) to mailing list

June 2, 2014

Publishing Public Notice regarding RFP

June 6th, 13th and 20th, 2014

Issue RFP

June 6, 2014

Applicant Conferences (8410 Lantern Point)

Register by emailing rfp@csd.hctx.net

Applicant Conference - CDBG Public Services

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

10:00 am- 12:00 pm

Applicant Conference - ESG

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

2:00 pm- 4:00 pm

Applicant Conference - CDBG General

Thursday, June 12, 2014

10:00 am- 12:00 pm

Technical Assistance Week (by appointment)

June 23- 27, 2014

RFP Deadline
Harris County Purchasing Office

1001 Preston, Suite 670

July 7, 2014

2:00 pm

Publishing Public Notice of recommended projects

October 2014

Commissioners Court approval and mailing of conditional award letters

December 2014

PY2015 Annual Action Plan submitted to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

January 2015

Program year begins

March 1, 2015


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If you would like to be included on our mailing list to receive funding notifications, please provide all contact information (name, organization, mailing address, telephone and email) to rfp@csd.hctx.net.




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