Useful Information

On this page we will include materials from our partners, friends, and sponsors so we can share them with our members and the CETA community. If you have questions, or if you would like to include something from your organization on this page, please contact or by phone at 713-456-9492.

Texas Business Blog

This blog is maintained by the Economic Vitality Corporation and includes guest posts from people who do business in the state of Texas. If you are interested in being featured on the blog, please contact Stacey Osborne at

From Entergy Texas Inc:

TX SSC – Brief Overview

TX SSC – Creating a Profile


From the TX Department of Agriculture:

2017 Supplier Partner Showcase (February 22)

Showcase new products and programs to 400+ Central Market Partners including General Managers, Store Directors, Department Managers, and Division staff.

Additional Information: vendor-showcase-2017-go-texan-form

GO TEXAN Member Application

Become a member of the GO TEXAN program and show your Texas pride!

Application Form: go-texan-member-application_fillable

Organic Certification Cost Share Programs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Farm Service Agency (FSA), requests applications for the National Organic Certification Cost Share Program (NOCCSP) and the Agricultural Management Assistance (AMA) Organic Certification Cost Share Program, collectively referred to as the OCCSP, for fiscal year (FY) 2017. The purpose of the OCCSP awards is to defray the costs of receiving and maintaining organic certification.

Information and RFP: occsp-terms-and-conditions-2017

Expanding the 3E’s Grant Program

The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) is accepting applications for the Expanding the 3E’s Grant Program (Expand3E), in accordance with Texas Education Code § 38.026, in which the state legislature has appropriated funding to the TDA to award grants up to $10,000 to public school campuses that are in good standing with the Texas Comptroller’s Office and have clearly demonstrated the use of best practices in nutrition education.

Grant funds may be used to supplement or extend:

(1) a coordinated health program, including:

(a) Bienestar/NEEMA Health Program,

(b) CATCH program,

(c) SPARK + Healthy and Wise,

(d) any other nutrition education program that provided results based on evidence-based research; or

(2) activities that supplement or extend Farm Fresh Friday which include farm-to-school educational activities, such  as but not limited to:

(a) garden-based activities,

(b) agriculture and nutrition education classroom lessons; or  

(c) other experiential learning opportunities teaching students about Texas agriculture.

The Request for Application (RFA), application and instruction documents may be found on TDA’s website under Grants & Services, or by clicking here.


Grant applications will be accepted from any public school campus in the State of Texas in good standing with the Texas Comptroller’s Office and the Texas Department of Agriculture. If multiple campuses in a district are applying for the same project, the requests should be combined into one application. Administrative rules relating to the Expand3E are located in Title 4 of the Texas Administrative Code (4 TAC), Chapter 26.

For additional questions or information please contact TDA’s Grants office at 512-463-6695 or