Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Announcements

Notice of Public Comment Period and Public Hearing for proposed PY2020-2021 CDBG Budget

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is a grant allocated 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 reach objectives of providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanding economic opportunities principally for low- and moderate-income persons. To reach these objectives, 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.

The City of Mesquite will conduct a 30-day comment period from June 1 – July 1, 2020 to receive comments from residents. Copies of the budget will be available for viewing at the Community Services office located at 1616 North Galloway Avenue, Mesquite, Texas 75149 and online at www.cityofmesquite.com/cdbg. Written comments are welcome through the close of business (5:00 p.m.) on July 1, 2020. Comments may be submitted: 1) mailed to: "Attention: 2020 CDBG Budget.” P.O. Box 850137, Mesquite, Texas 75185; 2) emailed to: RButler@cityofmesquite.com; or, 3) dropped off at the Community Services office located at: 1616 N. Galloway Ave, Mesquite TX 75149.

The Mesquite City Council will also conduct two virtual public hearings on Monday, June 1, 2020 and Monday, July 6, 2020 to receive comments from residents and interested parties regarding the PY2020 CDBG Budget allocations. Residents are invited to attend the virtual Public Hearing by accessing the City’s website or on the City’s Facebook page. Those who wish to speak may make arrangements by calling the City Secretary's office at 972-216-6244 or TDD 1-800-735-2989.

1st Public Hearing Date and Location:     Monday, June 1, 2020, 7:00 p.m.

                                      Virtual Hearing – www.cityofmesquite.com

                                      Virtual Hearing - www.facebook.com/cityofmesquitetx

2nd Public Hearing Date and Location:    Monday, July 6, 2020, 7:00 p.m.

                                      Virtual Hearing – www.cityofmesquite.com

                                      Virtual Hearing - www.facebook.com/cityofmesquitetx

Proposed CDBG Program Year 2020-2021 Budget
Total CDBG Funding Available                            $1,143,107 Entitlement Grant
Total allocated funds for PY 2020-2021               $1,143,107
Total funding requests for PY 2020-2021             $1,555,896                             

Administration and Planning (20% cap= $228,621)
Grant Administration                                                                           $86,300.00

Public Services (15% cap= $171,466)
Mission East Dallas                                                                            $18,000.00 
Hope’s Door                                                                                        $43,466.00 
Visiting Nurse Association                                                                 $15,000.00 
The Senior Source                                                                               $15,000.00
Sharing Life Community Outreach                                                    $80,000.00 

Other Projects/Activities                                                                 $885,341.00
Housing Rehabilitation                                                                      $415,500.00
CDBG Environmental Code                                                              $225,000.00
Orphan Sidewalks                                                                              $225,000.00
Down Payment Assistance                                                                  $19,841.00

Total
                                                                                                $1,143,107.00

For further information, please contact the CDBG Coordinator at 972-216-6425 or email RButler@cityofmesquite.com.



2020 CARES Act Funding Application now available!

The City of Mesquite is now accepting applications for its Community Development Block Grant – CARES Act funds (CDBG-CV) for Fiscal Year 2020. The City estimates receiving $672,453 in CDBG-CV Funds for FY2020. Eligible Non-profits, City departments, and Neighborhood Organizations are encouraged to apply. Awarded funds will be available to selected agencies and organizations starting May 18, 2020 through December 31, 2020. Applications will be accepted on an open basis until available funds are depleted.   

Agencies and organizations interested in applying for CDBG-CV funding, must have a program that 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). 

To download the application please click HERE.

Complete applications may be submitted via fax to 972-329-8340, via email to RButler@cityofmesquite.com, or delivered to the Housing & Community Services front desk located at 1616 N. Galloway, Mesquite TX 75149.

For more information or questions regarding the application, please contact the CDBG Coordinator at (972) 216-6425 or RButler@cityofmesquite.com. 



The City of Mesquite Wants Your Input!

The City of Mesquite needs your input about how to spend the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grant funds the City will receive during the next five years (October 2020 - September 2024). Please provide input by filling out the resident survey online!

For English:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSctS7np_pq0vZQPCskswtxfwIfW7IfXywaVddPvWXhpYzXtjw/viewform

Para español: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeHziADd_z9xKArd9F62WYzwt-XbmUAAwV6SzYcHsbZ6e95qQ/viewform.

If you would prefer a printed version please visit 1616 N. Galloway Ave, Mesquite, TX 75149 to pick up a copy. Surveys can be returned via email to rbutler@cityofmesquite.com, faxed to (972)329-8340, or mailed to PO Box 850137, Mesquite TX 75185-0137 attn: Ruby Butler, CDBG Coordinator, Housing and Community Services Department.

In an effort to foster social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Mesquite has opted to postpone all Public Input Meetings. Instead, we invite you to learn more about the CDBG grant by viewing our 2020 Public Input Meeting presentation.


For questions about the Consolidated Plan, please contact the CDBG Coordinator at RButler@cityofmesquite.com or 972-216-6425.


 
2020 Summer Youth Internship Program Canceled 

Effective April 29, 2020, the City of Mesquite has opted to cancel the 2020 Summer Youth Internship Program session. While it was a difficult decision, it is important that we allow the opportunity for CDBG funds to be redirected into essential services which will support our low-income and homeless neighbors during the COVID-19 pandemic. The SYIP will return in summer 2021. We sincerely appreciate the interest, time, and support that MISD, local businesses, and the community have shown in the program. We look forward to working with you all next summer.

For more information, please contact the CDBG Coordinator at (972) 216-6425 or RButler@cityofmesquite.com.



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.