Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)


FY2021 CDBG-CV Open Application Period

The City of Mesquite is now accepting applications for its Community Development Block Grant – CARES Act funds (CDBG-CV) for Fiscal Year 2021. The City estimates having approximately $865,807 in available CDBG-CV funds for July – December 2021. To apply, please submit the FY2021 CDBG-CV Application. Applications are due by no later than close of business on May 14, 2021.

Eligible non-profits, City departments, and neighborhood organizations are eligible to apply. Interested organizations must have a program that is associated with COVID-19 and meets one of the following federal National Objectives: (1) Benefits persons of low- to moderate-income; (2) Aids in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight; (3) Meets community development needs that have a particular urgency (ex: COVID-19, Winter Storm).  

Funding will be available to selected agencies and organizations July 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021. To request a copy of the application contact the CDBG Coordinator at 972-216-6425 or

2021 Summer Youth Internship Program - Deadline Extension!

The City of Mesquite is now accepting applications for the 2021 Summer Youth Internship Program (SYIP)! The 2021 Session will take place June 11 - July 25, 2021. Eligible applicants must live in Mesquite, be between the ages of 15-17, and meet Federal income requirements. 

To apply please submit the 2021 Summer Youth Internship Application and required documents. Deadline Extension: Applications are due by 5pm on Monday, May 10, 2021. Applications may be submitted via email to and, or in-person at the Housing & Community Services building located at 1616 N. Galloway Ave, Mesquite TX 75149.

The SYIP, funded by the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), aims to provide income-eligible students with a paid six-week internship opportunity. The internship will allow students access to meaningful job experience beyond the classroom and the opportunity to acquire skills for future employment. For more information, please feel free to view the Information Session video below:

CDBG COVID-19 Funded Activities

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States Congress passed HR 78, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Stimulus Act, (CARES Act) on March 27, 2020. Following the CARES Act, the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) notified the City of Mesquite that it would receive $1,583,307 in  Community Development Block Grant – COVID-19 (CDBG-CV) funds for emergency assistance to individuals, families, public service agencies and small businesses directly impacted by COVID-19.

In addition to the valuable programs featured, CDBG-CV is also a proud funder of the City of Mesquite’s Housing Rehabilitation Program to assist qualified homeowners with emergency home repairs that threaten health and safety.

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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

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 variety of community development activities directed toward neighborhood revitalization, economic development and the provision of improved community facilities and services. Program regulations are in 24 CFR Part 570.