Funding Projects That Foster Economic Development
Capital Project GrantsCapital Project Grants provide financial support for projects eligible for consideration under Texas Type B sales tax statutes that enhance the quality of life in Brownsville, Texas and foster economic development opportunities. Some examples include infrastructure improvements, community or recreational facilities, convention facilities, etc.. The BCIC opens applications for Capital Project funding twice a year and are subject to board and city commission approval.
What Capital Projects Are Eligible?
+ Land Acquisition
+ Building Acquisition
+ Targeted Infrastructure
+ Capital Improvements
+ Professional & Amateur Sport and Athletic Facilities
+ Convention Facilities
+ Public Parks and Open Spaces Improvements
+ Tourism and Entertainment Facilities
All projects must foster economic development within city limits. Not all projects qualify and are subject to board approval. Upon board approval, a 60-day public comment period is triggered which will ultimately result in the approval by the city commission. For more information, contact Cori Peña at email@example.com.
Capital Project Grant - Letter of Inquiry 2018 Spring Cycle is now open.Capital Project grants provide an opportunity for financial support for eligible projects Sections 501 and 505 of the Texas Local Government Code and are aligned with BCIC's 3-Year Economic Development Strategic Plan that will contribute to the city's economic health. Examples include:
+ Downtown revitalization projects necessary to increase sales tax revenue and foster investor opportunities;
+ Projects that are designed to increase recreational tourism and spur small business development and/or support the Active Transportation Plan; or
+ Projects that support cultural, sports, fitness, recreational, entertainment and community that will contribute to the sustainability and growth of Brownsville's sales tax revenue.
Financial support is available for land, buildings, equipment, facilities, targeted infrastructure, and improvements.
Apply Now for the Capital Project Grant Click Below to Receive Notifications Concerning Grants
Partnership GrantFormally known as Promotion and Community Event grant. This grant provides an opportunity to partner with organizations by supplementing up to $5,000 towards their marketing outreach efforts of a community event, campaign or initiative in efforts to promote tourism and will contribute to the city’s economic base.
The Partnership Grant is now open for those who wish to apply for the opportunity to partner with Brownsville's "type b" economic development organization, BCIC.Partnership Grant offer an opportunity to partner with organizations by supplementing up to $5,000 towards the marketing outreach efforts of a community event, campaign or initiative in efforts to promote tourism and contribute to the city's economic base.
The Partnership Grant funding can only be used for the marketing or promoting of the initiatives, actives, and/or events.
Deadline to apply is November 15th, 2018 and award notifications will be sent in January 2019. Projects should be initiated between February 1st and December 31th, 2019. Funds will be available for distribution in January 2019.