Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)


Dallas County Shelter In Place Order 

In response to the Dallas County Shelter in Place Order issued by Judge Clay Jenkins on March 22, 2020 to address the spread of COVID-19, the CDBG Division offices will be closed Tuesday, March 24 through Friday, April 3, 2020. We hope to return to normal hours on Monday, April 6, 2020.

We appreciate your patience as we navigate this unprecedented situation. It is our mission to serve our citizens and continue to provide services to the best of our ability. More so than ever, we are committed to providing the highest level of service possible.

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!

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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, or faxed to (972)329-8340. Surveys must be submitted by end of the day on April 8, 2020.

In an effort to foster social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Mesquite has opted to cancel all remaining 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 or 972-216-6425.

Now Accepting Applications for the 
2020 Summer Youth Internship Program! 

The Summer Youth Internship Program (SYIP) is a six-week program which aims to inspire the next generation of Mesquite residents. The SYIP provides 20 income eligible students ages 15-17 with a paid internship, during which Youth will gain access to meaningful job experience beyond the classroom and the opportunity to acquire skills to secure future employment. Applicants will be required to complete job readiness training prior to beginning their first day of work. The 2020 Summer session runs from June 15 - July 26, 2020. 

If you are interested in participating, please complete the 
application and return it to the Housing and Community Services Department located at 1616 N. Galloway, Mesquite. Due to recent MISD closures related to CLOVID-19, the application deadline has been extended to 5:00pm on Friday, May 1, 2020

For more information, 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.