January 21, 2021

The CARES Act made supplemental CDBG funding available through the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for grants to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus.  HUD has awarded the City of Galveston $512,534 in CDBG-CV funding third round.

The City of Galveston has developed the following projects for consideration of funding and will present this CDBG-CV Program to City Council for approval on January 28th:

  1. Parks & Recreation Dept. Wright-Cuney and Menard Parks Recreation Centers COVID-19 Retrofit Improvements $410,028 – a Public Facility and Improvements Project to provide improvements to the centers to retrofit the systems and facilities for COVID-19 to allow for more usage of the centers for Parks & Recreation Programs. These retrofits would focus on improvements that can be taken to reduce the potential for the airborne transmission and surface spread and allow for social distancing measures.
  2. CDBG-CV Administration $102,506 - fund administration costs at no more than 20% of the grant (regulatory allowance) for the CDBG-CV program to ensure regulatory requirements are met and implementation of the projects.

The City will submit an Amendment to HUD for the implementation of the coronavirus pandemic disaster projects for the CDBG-CV funding of $512,534.

A virtual PUBLIC HEARING to receive citizen comments on the City’s 2020 CDBG-CV Proposed Program will be held during the:

City Council Meeting

Thursday, January 28, 2021, 1:15 p.m.

The meeting will be conducted by telephone/video conference in order to advance the public health goal of limiting face-to-face meetings ("social distancing") to slow the spread of the Coronavirus / COVID-19.  Public attendance will be restricted due to concerns about Coronavirus. Residents may address their public comments to City Council on the form at or by phone to the City Secretary’s Office at 409-797-3510. The City Council meeting will be broadcast on Channel 16, as well as on the City of Galveston’s Facebook account @cityofgalveston. The agenda is available at 72 hr. prior to the meeting.

The City of Galveston encourages citizen participation in the Consolidated Plan process.  Please remit any comments in writing to the Grants & Housing Department, 2508 Ball Avenue, Galveston, Texas 77550, by email to or by telephone at (409) 797-3820 Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Comments received by January 27, 2021 will be considered with the approval of the projects. 

Nota: Para obtener ayuda con la version en Espanol de esta nota publica, pongase en contacto con el Departamento de becas y vivienda: 409-797-3820.