Economic and Community Development

Our mission and vision: 

Our mission is to grow our economy and strengthen our community. Our vision is to grow our economy and strengthen quality of life in Bexar County by developing our workforce, fostering local business partnerships and providing community resources for individuals and families in our community.

  1. TX FAST Program Celebrates the Twelfth Graduating Cohort

  2. Bexar County Recognizes Innovation and Entrepreneurship Through Innovation Fund Grants

  3. HUD Grants - Public Conversation on 02/29/2024

    Let's talk about using grants in Bexar County! Public hearings are intended to obtain resident views regarding community development and regarding housing needs, and solicit community input regarding priority non-housing community needs. View More >
  4. Macdona Plaza Park Improvement Project Receives $1.2 Million in Funding for Community Development

    Macdona Plaza Park Improvement Project, a transformative initiative aimed at enhancing community spaces, is set to receive a significant boost with $1.2 million in Community Development Block Grant – Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) funding. Read on...
  5. Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) Program Year 2023

    The ECD is pleased to announce the availability of funding for community development projects through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnerships (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) programs. Read on...

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Community Development

The Community Development Division utilizes federal funds to develop viable urban communities in Bexar County.

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Economic Development

The Economic Development Division recruits and retains businesses and develops training programs for in demand trades within Bexar County. 

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Community Impact

The Community Impact Division provides rent, utility, and other household assistance to Bexar County residents.

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Social Services

The Social Services Division provides case management, adult guardianship and pauper burial services to residents of Bexar County.


Program Support Services

The Program Support Services Division acts as the administrative and business core of the department by supporting, developing, and implementing departmental and or programmatic goals, policies, and procedures.


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CPS Energy Utility Assistance

Get help paying CPS Energy utilities for those affected by COVID-19.

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TX FAME Advanced Manufacturing Technician (AMT) Training

Get paid to learn a new trade with on the job training and earn an associates degree.

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