Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)


City of Mesquite 
2023 Summer Youth Internship Program

The City of Mesquite invites you to participate in its 2023 Summer Youth Internship Program, funded by the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Applications are due Friday, May 12, 2023. 

FY23 SYIP Flyer

Program Overview

The Summer Youth Internship Program is a paid, six-week program, which aims to provide income eligible students between the ages of 15 to 17 access to gain meaningful job experience beyond the classroom and the opportunity to acquire skills to secure future employment. The Summer Youth Internship Program will run from June 20, 2023 to July 28,2023. CDBG staff will conduct interviews and eligible students will be notified of acceptance into the program via email. All interns will be required to attend a mandatory Job Readiness training provided by staff from Texas Workforce Commission. Upon completing the training, interns will be placed in paid positions with local businesses or within city departments. 

The deadline to submit an application for the Summer Youth Internship Program is Friday, May 12, 2023. 

2023 Summer Youth Internship Application

May 12th- Applications are due 
Week of May 15th- Eligible students will be contacted and scheduled for an interview
Week of May 22nd- Interviews 
May 31st - Selected students will be notified of acceptance into program

For questions, please contact Sandra Lopez-Rangel at 972-216-6425 or 


Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)

2023-2024 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Notice of Funding Availability

The City of Mesquite will be accepting applications for its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for Program Year 2023-2024. 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, 2023 through September 30, 2024.  

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 14, 2023, from 10:00am -12:00pm at Mesquite Main Library located at 300 W Grubb Dr.  for organizations interested in applying for CDBG funding. This meeting is mandatory -- organizations interested in applying for grant funds must have at least one representative attend this meeting. 

Applications will be made available on the City of Mesquite’s website on Friday, April 14, 2023.  Applications are due no later than Friday, May 12, 2023 by 5:00pm. Late applications will not be considered.

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.

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.