Consolidated Plan and Strategy/One Year Action Plan

Consolidated Plan and Strategy

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires local jurisdictions to prepare a Consolidated Plan and Strategy (Con Plan) in order to receive federal funds through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Programs.

 The Consolidated Plan and Strategy serves the following functions:

1. A planning document for local jurisdictions, which builds upon a participator process at the grassroots level;
2. An application for federal funds under HUD's formula grant programs;
3. A strategy to be followed in carrying out HUD programs for 3-5 years; and
4. An action plan that provides a basis for assessing performance

This five-year (2018-2022) Consolidated Plan and Strategy is the result of an extensive needs assessment and community outreach process conducted by the entitlement communities in Hidalgo County including:

Hidalgo County – Urban County Program (including the Cities of Alamo, Alton, Donna, Edcouch, Elsa, Granjeno, Hidalgo, La Joya, La Villa, Mercedes, Palmhurst, Palmview, Penitas, Progreso, Progreso Lakes, San Juan, Sullivan City, Weslaco and the unincorporated parts of the County)
City of Edinburg
City of McAllen
City of Mission

While the four communities approached the consultation collectively, each community assessed their individual needs, goals, objectives and outcomes.  This assessment produced independent Consolidated Plan and Strategy documents.  And, as had been done under the regional Consolidated Plans, independent Action Plan and CAPER documents will be remitted by each community.  No aggregated data is intended to be reported under this 2018-2022 Consolidated Plan.

Click here to view the Hidalgo County Urban County Program 2018-2022 Consolidated Plan and Strategy.


The County of Hidalgo Urban County Program annually receives entitlement grant funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to serve low and moderate income persons.  As a recipient of HUD funds, entitlement communities must develop and submit a One-Year Action Plan in order to access the community development funds. This Action Plan covers the period of July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021, which is the first year of the County’s five-year 2018-2022 Consolidated Plan (Con Plan).  The Action Plan describes the activities that will be undertaken with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) funds, and Emergency Solutions Grant (HESG) funds in furtherance of the objectives set forth in the County of Hidalgo Con Plan.  The total amount of HUD grant funds expected to be received is $10,516,630.

Click here to view the Hidalgo County Urban County Program 2020 One Year Action Plan.