Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Announcements

City of Mesquite
Notice of 5-Day Public Comment Period for the Proposed
CDBG-CV FY2021 Budget

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is a grant allocated by the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). On March 27, 2020, the United States Congress passed HR 78, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Stimulus act, (CARES Act). HUD has notified City of Mesquite that from the CARES Act, Mesquite will receive $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. The following budget is recommended for fiscal year 2021-2022. A 5-day comment period on the proposed budget will occur November 30, 2020 – December 4, 2020 to receive comments from interested parties regarding project allocations for the 2021 CDBG-CV allocations.

Proposed CDBG-CV Fiscal Year 2021 Budget
Total CDBG-CV Funding Awarded:                                           $1,583,307.00
Total Allocated in FY2020:                                                             $412,500.00
Total CDBG-CV Funding Available:                                          
$1,170,807.00

Administration
CDBG-CV Grant Administration                                                      $5,000.00

Public Services 
AZAR Foundation                                                                                 $8,000.00
Mission East Dallas                                                                             $50,000.00
The Family Place                                                                                 $12,000.00
Helen’s Project                                                                                     $40,000.00
Mesquite Independent School District                                                $30,000.00
Hope’s Door                                                                                         $10,000.00

Housing
CDBG-CV Emergency Housing Rehabilitation                                $100,000.00
           $255,000.00

Total Allocated FY20 and FY21                                                   $667,500.00
Total Remaining for FY2022                                                         $915,807.00
     
The public is invited to submit comments on the proposed budget in writing to:

"Attention: CDBG”

P.O. Box 850137

Mesquite, Texas 75185

Or, drop comments off at the Community Services office located at 1616 North Galloway Ave. All written comments must be received by close of business (5:00pm) on December 4, 2020. For further information, please contact the Community Development Block Grant Coordinator at RButler@cityofmesquite.com or 972-216-6425.



City of Mesquite
Notice of Public Hearing and 5-Day Comment Period for Proposed
Amendments to the CDBG PY2019 Annual Action Plan

In accordance with 24 CFR 91.05(c)(2) and subpart B of the federal regulations relative to citizen participation for Community Planning and Development Programs and applicable waivers made available to those requirements through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the City of Mesquite is making an amendment to the 2019 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Annual Action Plan available to the public through this notice.

This amendment to the 2019 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Annual Action Plan will enable the City of Mesquite to receive and administer a second allocation of $910,854 in Community Development Block Grant COVID-19 (CDBG-CV) funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) made available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).

The City of Mesquite will conduct a 5-day comment period from November 30, 2020 – December 4, 2020 to receive comments from residents. Copies of the proposed amendments 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 on the Annual Action Plan are welcome through the close of business (5:00 p.m.) on December 4, 2020. Comments may be submitted: 1) mailed to: "Attention: 2019 CDBG Annual Action Plan.” 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 a public hearing on Monday, December 7, 2020 to receive comments from residents and interested parties regarding the amendment to the Annual Action Plan. Residents are invited to attend the public hearing at the City Hall or by accessing the City’s website or on the City’s Facebook page. The City Hall is wheelchair accessible. Any requests for sign interpretive services must be made 48 hours in advance of the meeting. To make arrangements, call the City Secretary's office at 972-216-6244 or TDD 1-800-735-2989.

Public Hearing Date and Location:
 Monday, December 7, 2020 at 7:00p.m.


In-person -  City Council Chambers, 757 N. Galloway, Mesquite, TX 75149

Virtual -
www.facebook.com/cityofmesquitetx or  www.cityofmesquite.com 


For further information, please contact the Community Development Block Grant Coordinator at RButler@cityofmesquite.com or 972-216-6425.



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.