The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) has opened the abridged application period under the proposed rule for the Economically Distressed Areas Program (EDAP). Abridged applications will be due by midnight CDT on Friday, May 13 and may be submitted by email to

To be eligible for EDAP financial assistance, entities must adopt and enforce Model Subdivision Rules for the regulation of subdivisions prior to submitting an abridged application. Projects must also be located in an economically distressed area that was established prior to June 1, 2005, and has a median household income not greater than 75 percent of the median state household income. Additional requirements for applying for financial assistance, and further details regarding specific loan and grant eligibilities and the project prioritization system, are available in the EDAP Intended Use Plan.

For more information on EDAP, please visit the TWDB website.