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Palestine Community Development Grant Applications Available May 15.

The Palestine Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) will release 2014 Community Development Grant (CDG) applications and hold a meeting to answer questions about the grant process on Thursday, May 15, 2014. The CDG is a matching fund program that can be used to purchase or improve land, facilities or equipment located within Palestine or the city’s extraterritorial jurisdiction. The total grant award is $25,000.

Eligible projects must have an economic, social, cultural or environmental impact on the community.
The CDG funds cannot be used for personnel, marketing, promotions or advertising. Examples of eligible projects include, but are not limited to:

        Parks, athletic facilities, related public space improvements: Venues and facilities available for public use and events, including sports facilities, auditoriums and learning centers.

        Tourism and entertainment facilities: Entertainment, tourist and convention facilities, including museums, concert halls, and exhibition facilities.

        New and expanded businesses: Projects that promote or develop new businesses or facilitate the expansion of existing businesses, including road, streets, water and sewer facilities, 
           transportation facilities, and in some circumstances job training may be funded.

        Affordable housing: Projects suitable for the development or expansion of “affordable housing” as defined by federal law.


Applications will be available on May 15 at the following:

        Online at: www.cityofpalestinetx.com  under Departments / Economic Development

        Palestine Economic Development Corporation Office - 100 Willow Creek Parkway, Suite A - Palestine, TX 75801

        Palestine City Hall - 504 North Queen Street - Palestine, TX 75801

Applications must be submitted to PEDC before 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 1, 2014.


Community Development Grant informational meeting:

Location:             City Hall Council Chambers - 504 North Queen Street
Date:                    Thursday, May 15, 2014
Time:                    5:30 p.m.


For additional information or questions, contact the PEDC office at (903) 729-4100.