Community Development Block Grant


The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is a grant provided by the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The CDBG program provides the City of Mesquite with the opportunity to develop viable communities by funding activities that provide decent housing, a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities principally for low and moderate income persons. Funds are awarded to carry out a wide range of community development activities directed toward neighborhood revitalization, economic development and the provision of improved community facilities and services. Program regulations are at 24 CFR Part 570 (http://www.hud.gov/offices/cpd/communitydevelopment/programs/entitlement/).

Examples of agencies that are eligible to apply for CDBG funds are:

  • Non-profit, 501(c)(3), tax exempt agencies that provide services to Mesquite residents,
  • City departments,
  • Neighborhood organizations if they:
    • Seek sponsorship through a non-profit agency
    • Seek sponsorship through a city department, or for-profit agencies/businesses that administer special activities such as economic development

Organizations that are granted funding are responsible for payment of all project related expenses and will be reimbursed with CDBG funds by the City of Mesquite upon submittal of proper expenditure documentation.



Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Dallas (CCCS)

CCCS is a local, non-profit, community service organization that provides financial education to consumers. CCCS can help consumers with many financial issues including housing counseling, financial management to improve credit score, and reducing high debt-to-income ratios.

Please click here to download 2013 CDBG HOUSING REHAB POLICIES AND PROCEDURES MANUAL 

Please click here to download 2011 Program Year CAPER 

Regulation Citations for CDBG Subrecipient Agreements