State Urgent Need Fund

Please note, that the recent winter weather event impacting the entire state is covered under a presidential emergency declaration. Texas Severe Winter Storm (EM-3554-TX) | FEMA.gov As such, projects related to this event are not applicable for the SUN fund. Please contact FEMA for possible federal funding.

Fund Name:

State Urgent Need Fund

Fund Acronym:

SUN

Description:

The State Urgent Need (SUN) Fund is available following natural disasters and events that are not eligible for federal disaster assistance. The SUN program provides financial assistance to addrsess disaster-related damage to public infrastructure and utilities, including repair, replacement, and mitigation measures.

Eligible Applicants:

Eligible applicants are non-entitlement general purpose units of local government including cities and counties that are not participating or designated as eligible to participate in the entitlement portion of the federal Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG). Non-entitlement cities that are not participating in urban county programs through existing participation agreements are eligible applicants (unless the city’s population is counted towards the urban county CDBG allocation).

Additionally, disaster events which have received a Presidential declaration of disaster, or for which the Governor's Request for Presidential Disaster Declaration has been submitted/is pending, are not eligible for TxCDBG-SUN funding.

Eligible Activities:

SUN funding is available to repair, replace, rehabilitate, or improve public infrastructure impacted by a natural disaster, including mitigation measures appropriate to the project. Funds cannot be used for:

  • Repair costs that are covered by insurance or other funding sources
  • Temporary improvements or emergency measure that are not a long-term solution
  • Redundant or backup systems
  • Repair of residential or commercial properties
  • Costs of preparing an application for funding

Award Amounts

Awards range from a minimum of $50,000 to a maximum of $350,000.

Evaluation and Selection

Applications are accepted "first-come first-served". Application forms are available upon request. Please email Aubrey-Ann.Gilmore@TexasAgriculture.gov to request a conference call. Once the preliminary call with TDA staff and potential applicant has been completed, the application form shall be sent to the applicant community.

2020 SUN Fund Information Sheet
2020 SUN Application Guidance