Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)


Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) Closed

On March 27, 2020, the United States Congress passed HR 78, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Stimulus Act, (CARES Act). From the CARES Act, Mesquite received $1,583,307 in Community Development Block Grant – COVID19 (CDBG-CV) funds for emergency assistance to individuals, families, public service agencies and small businesses directly impacted by COVID-19. In fiscal year 2020, a total of $412,500 was allocated to Agency's which address housing, food security, domestic violence, Youth, and mental health needs. 

The City of Mesquite accepted applications for its f
iscal year 2021 CDBG-CV funds beginning October 1 through October 23, 2020. Available funding will be awarded to interested agencies and organizations with a program that meets one of the following National Objectives: (1) Benefits persons of extremely low- to low-income; (2) Meets community development needs related to COVID-19. Funding will be available to awarded agencies January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021. Funding awards will be available for public comment beginning November 30, 2020.

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

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.