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). 

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2022 Summer Youth Internship Program Application

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:

 Applications will be made available on the City of Mesquite’s website 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

Sharing Life Community Outreach offers financial assistance with rent, motels, mortgage or utility bills (gas and electric) to eligible Mesquite households. Completing the application is not a guarantee that a resident will qualify for assistance.

More information on additional assistance programs can be found at City of Mesquite Coronavirus Pandemic Housing Assistance Programs.

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.