Subrecipient Information

The CDBG PY2021 Application Period will open on March 19, 2021.
The CDBG-CV FY2022 Application Period will open on October 1, 2021.  

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.

On March 27, 2020, the United States Congress passed HR 78, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic 
Stimulus Act, (CARES Act). From the CARES Act, Mesquite received $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. In fiscal year 2020, a total of $412,500 was allocated to Agency's which address housing, food security, domestic violence, Youth, and mental health needs. 

For more information or questions, please contact the CDBG Coordinator at (972) 216-6425 or RButler@cityofmesquite.com. 


The CDBG-CV FY2021-2022 Application Period closed on October 23, 2020.
Funding will be available January 1, 2021 - December 

31, 2021. 


Please join us in congratulating the following awarded Agencies:

  • The Family Place Domestic Violence Counseling
  • The Family Place is the largest family violence service provider in North Texas, with three emergency shelters, including the state’s only shelter for men and children.

    Website: www.familyplace.org
    Phone: 214-941-1991
  • AZAR Foundation Mental Health Counseling

The AZAR Foundation is a non-profit that provides various programs and services to Mesquite’s low-income population. AZAR has employed two licensed therapists who will work with Mesquite residents to evaluate mental health needs, and provide counseling sessions or referrals as needed.

Website: https://www.azarfoundation.org/
Phone: 1-833-298-9111

  • Mesquite ISD Student Drop-In Center

MISD McKinney-Vento staff provides support and services to the children and families identified as homeless. MISD employs two full time social workers to assist children and families in obtaining services. Program will provide hot meals, case management, and tutoring services for MISD students.

Website: https://www.mesquiteisd.org
Phone: 972-882-7351

  • Helen's Project Street Outreach
Helen’s Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides case management including housing assistance, street outreach, emergency financial assistance, transportation services and mental health counseling services. Our purpose is to provide stability and solution-focused social support to individuals and families for homeless prevention. We aim to improve the livelihoods of individuals and families by removing immediate barriers to self-sufficiency. Our organization targets clients with immediate needs and limited financial means. 

Website: https://www.hlproject.org/
Phone: (830) 400-7037
Transportation Requests: 214-226-8625
  • Hope’s Door New Beginning Center Domestic Violence Emergency Shelter

Hope’s Door New Beginning Center provides comprehensive, free services to victims of Domestic Violence, which include Emergency Shelter and Individual & Group Counseling for adults and children. We also have a Crisis Hotline which is available 7 days a week, 24-hours a day.

Website: www.hdnbc.org
Phone: 972-276-0057

  • Mission East Dallas Medical, Mental and Dental Services

Mission East Dallas provides both dental and medical services to low income Mesquite residents who either have no health or dental insurance or have insufficient coverage. Services include but are not limited to restorative fillings, extractions, root canals, dentures, oral surgery, health screenings, vaccinations, and wellness exams for woman.  

Phone: (972) 682-8917
Website: www.missioneastdallas.org

  • Sharing Life Community Outreach Housing and Utility Assistance Program

Sharing Life exists to demonstrate compassion by effectively and efficiently providing dignified, benevolent services to families in need in Southeastern Dallas, Rockwall, and Kaufman County. We offer a myriad of benevolent services to clients:  food pantry, clothing closet, financial assistance and empowerment classes, holiday programs, and educational programs. As a nonprofit, our primary goal is to come along side individuals and families who need help obtaining the basic necessities of life.   A place of encouragement and opportunity – a place where ‘demonstrating compassion’ is not just our tagline, it’s who we are at our core.

Website: www.sharinglifeoutreach.org
Phone: 972-285-5819


The CDBG PY2020-2021 Application Period closed on April 17, 2020.
Funding will be available October 1, 2020 - September 30, 2021.
Please join us in congratulating the following awarded Agencies:

  • Hope’s Door New Beginning Center Domestic Violence Survivor Counseling

Hope’s Door New Beginning Center provides comprehensive, free services to victims of Domestic Violence, which include Emergency Shelter and Individual & Group Counseling for adults and children. We also have a Crisis Hotline which is available 7 days a week, 24-hours a day.

Website: www.hdnbc.org
Phone: 972-276-0057

  • Mission East Dallas Medical and Dental Services

Mission East Dallas provides both dental and medical services to low income Mesquite residents who either have no health or dental insurance or that have insufficient coverage. Services include but are not limited to restorative fillings, extractions, root canals, dentures, oral surgery, health screenings, vaccinations, and wellness exams for woman.  

Phone: (972) 682-8917
Website: www.missioneastdallas.org

  • The Senior Source Ombudsman Program

For nearly 60 years, The Senior Source has served as the go-to nonprofit for all aging related needs. The Senior Source is dedicated to providing Dallas area seniors and their families with the services, programs, and resources needed to live their best lives. From volunteer opportunities for active older adults, to advocating for the rights of frail, vulnerable seniors in long-term care facilities, all aging-related needs can be met under one roof at The Senior Source.

Website: www.theseniorsource.org
Phone: 214-823-5700

  • Mesquite Social Services Rental/Utility Assistance Program and GED Program
In 1963, Jewell Westmoreland, a citizen of Mesquite and community activist, founded Mesquite Social Services (MSS) to provide immediate, short-term assistance for those living in Mesquite. MSS strengthens families in financial crisis by supporting their basic needs such as food, financial assistance in rent and utilities, and empowers them with the tools of self-sufficiency which features the MSS GED program. MSS is a state licensed GED testing site and provides free, online GED prep courses. 

Website:  https://www.mesquitesocialservices.org/
Phone: 972-285-3000


  • Sharing Life Community Outreach Food Pantry and Housing/Utility Assistance Program

Sharing Life exists to demonstrate compassion by effectively and efficiently providing dignified, benevolent services to families in need in Southeastern Dallas, Rockwall, and Kaufman County. We offer a myriad of benevolent services to clients:  food pantry, clothing closet, financial assistance and empowerment classes, holiday programs, and educational programs. As a nonprofit, our primary goal is to come along side individuals and families who need help obtaining the basic necessities of life.   A place of encouragement and opportunity – a place where ‘demonstrating compassion’ is not just our tagline, it’s who we are at our core.

Website: www.sharinglifeoutreach.org
Phone: 972-285-5819

  • Visiting Nurse Association of Texas Meals-on-Wheels Program

VNA Meals-on-Wheels provides nutritious, hot, home-delivered meals five days a week to homebound seniors who are unable to obtain or prepare their own meals. They are the hidden hungry—homebound, aging and unable to access resources like food pantries and grocery stores. VNA’s approach to deliver more than just a meal, but also a connection to the outside world, creates a safety net reducing medical costs and allowing these elderly neighbors to age in place living a more fully nourished life. VNA provides Meals-on-Wheels in Dallas County, and VNA Hospice Care, VNA Private Care and VNA Care Choices, the first Medicare-sponsored, in-home palliative care program, in 13 North Texas counties.

Website: www.vnatexas.org
Phone: 214-689-2639



The CDBG-CV FY2020-2021 Application Period closed on August 31, 2020.
Funding will be available March 27, 2020 - December 
31, 2020. 
Please join us in congratulating the following awarded Agencies:


  • The Family Place Domestic Violence Counseling
  • The Family Place is the largest family violence service provider in North Texas, with three emergency shelters, including the state’s only shelter for men and children.

    Website: www.familyplace.org
    Phone: 214-941-1991
  • AZAR Foundation Mental Health Counseling

The AZAR Foundation is a non-profit that provides various programs and services to Mesquite’s low-income population. AZAR has employed two licensed therapists who will work with Mesquite residents to evaluate mental health needs, and provide counseling sessions or referrals as needed.

Website: https://www.azarfoundation.org/
Phone: 1-833-298-9111

  • Mesquite ISD Short-Term Homeless Student Housing Program

MISD McKinney-Vento staff provides support and services to the children and families identified as homeless. MISD employs two full time social workers to assist children and families in obtaining services. Program will provide short-term housing and case management for MISD and Eastfield students suffering homelessness.

Website: https://www.mesquiteisd.org
Phone: 972-882-7351

  • Hope’s Door New Beginning Center Domestic Violence Emergency Shelter

Hope’s Door New Beginning Center provides comprehensive, free services to victims of Domestic Violence, which include Emergency Shelter and Individual & Group Counseling for adults and children. We also have a Crisis Hotline which is available 7 days a week, 24-hours a day.

Website: www.hdnbc.org
Phone: 972-276-0057

  • Mesquite Social Services Rental and Utility Assistance Program

In 1963, Jewell Westmoreland, a citizen of Mesquite and community activist, founded Mesquite Social Services (MSS) to provide immediate, short-term assistance for those living in Mesquite. MSS strengthens families in financial crisis by supporting their basic needs such as food, financial assistance in rent and utilities, and empowers them with the tools of self-sufficiency which features the MSS GED program. MSS is a state licensed GED testing site and provides free, online GED prep courses. 

Website: https://www.mesquitesocialservices.org/
Phone: 972-285-3000

  • Mission East Dallas Medical and Dental Services

Mission East Dallas provides both dental and medical services to low income Mesquite residents who either have no health or dental insurance or have insufficient coverage. Services include but are not limited to restorative fillings, extractions, root canals, dentures, oral surgery, health screenings, vaccinations, and wellness exams for woman.  

Phone: (972) 682-8917
Website: www.missioneastdallas.org

  • Sharing Life Community Outreach Food Pantry and Housing/Utility Assistance Program

Sharing Life exists to demonstrate compassion by effectively and efficiently providing dignified, benevolent services to families in need in Southeastern Dallas, Rockwall, and Kaufman County. We offer a myriad of benevolent services to clients:  food pantry, clothing closet, financial assistance and empowerment classes, holiday programs, and educational programs. As a nonprofit, our primary goal is to come along side individuals and families who need help obtaining the basic necessities of life.   A place of encouragement and opportunity – a place where ‘demonstrating compassion’ is not just our tagline, it’s who we are at our core.

Website: www.sharinglifeoutreach.org
Phone: 972-285-5819

 

In addition to the valuable services above, CDBG is also proud to fund the following programs: 

 
  • Summer Youth Internship Program designed to provide teens from low-income families with the opportunity to gain career experience;
  • Down Payment Assistance Program to encourage home-ownership for low-income families; and
  • CDBG Housing Rehabilitation Program to assist qualified homeowners with exterior, interior, and emergency home repairs.    
  • Public Works' Orphan Sidewalks Program to rehabilitate or construct deteriorated or missing sidewalk segments in CDBG-eligible neighborhoods.
  • CDBG Code Enforcement Program to prevent or eliminate the deterioration of structures in CDBG-eligible neighborhoods.



For questions regarding the CDBG program, please contact:

CDBG Coordinator
1616 N. Galloway Avenue
Mesquite TX 75149

RButler@CityofMesquite.com
972-216-6425