Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
City of Mesquite
2022 CDBG Summer Youth Internship Program
The City of Mesquite will begin accepting applications for its 2022 Summer Youth Internship Program, funded by the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
The internship is a paid, six-week program, which aims to provide income eligible students aged 15-17 with access to gain meaningful job experience beyond the classroom and the opportunity to acquire skills to secure future employment. City of Mesquite’s Community Block Development Grant Department staff will interview and select applicants. Staff from Texas Workforce Commission will provide job readiness training and skill development workshops to applicants. Upon completion of training, interns will be placed in paid positions with local businesses and city departments.
Applicants must be residents of Mesquite, Texas, ages 15 -17 (As of June 16, 2022), and must verify household income and assets. All participants must attend the Job Readiness Training on June 16, 2022, to be eligible for placement and prepared to work from June 20 – July 31, 2022. Interns will be paid $10 an hour and are required to work up to 20 hours a week, Monday- Sunday (depending on employer).
Interested students are encouraged to complete and submit a pre-employment application to City of Mesquite Housing and Community Development Department, 1616 N. Galloway Ave, Mesquite, Texas 75149 by Friday, May 13, 2022, by 5pm. Interviews will take place May 23-26, 2022. Applicants will have the opportunity to identify what industries they would like to work in during the interviewing process.
City of Mesquite
2022-2023 CDBG Notice of Funding Availability
The City of Mesquite will be accepting applications for its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for Program Year 2022-2023. The City anticipates receiving an allocation of CDBG funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Eligible Non-profits, City departments, and Neighborhood Organizations are encouraged to apply for public service funding. Funding will be available to selected agencies and organizations starting October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2023.
Agencies and organizations interested in applying for CDBG 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.
An Information Session and Workshop will be held on April 15, 2022, from 10:00am -12:00pm for organizations interested in applying for CDBG funding. The session will be available virtually via ZOOM and in-person at the City of Mesquite Community Services building located at 1616 N. Galloway Ave., Mesquite, 75149. Registration is required to attend. This meeting is mandatory -- organizations interested in applying for grant funds must have at least one representative attend this meeting. To register for the workshop, please visit: www.cityofmesquite.com/22-CDBG-RFP.
Applications will be made available on the City of Mesquite’s website www.cityofmesquite.com/CDBG on Friday, April 15, 2022. Applicants may also request a copy of the application by contacting the Community Services Department at 972-329-8330. Applications are due no later than Friday, May 13, 2022 by 5:00pm. Late applications will not be considered.
City of Mesquite
CDBG-CV Rental & Utility Assistance Programs
The City of Mesquite's CDBG Division has partnered with the following agency to provide emergency mortgage, rental, motel, and utility (gas, electric, internet, and water) assistance to Mesquite residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sharing Life Community Outreach
More information on additional assistance programs can be found at City of Mesquite Coronavirus Pandemic Housing Assistance Programs.