Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is a federally funded, formula-based grant that is allocated by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to cities with populations greater than 50,000. Its purpose is to address the housing and community development needs in low-income communities through three national objectives:
  • Benefiting low-to-moderate income persons
  • Eliminating, or preventing, slum or blight
  • Meeting an urgent need


                    2020-2021 Substantial Amendment
                            and 2021-2022 Action Plan 

Between Thursday June 10 and Tuesday July 27, 2021 the City of Allen seeks input for a substantial amendment to the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and Action Plan as it pertains to COVID funding and its proposed 2021-2022 Annual Action Plan for community development needs. The Annual Action Plan reflects activities to be undertaken using funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development through the Community Development Block Grant program for the fiscal year October 1, 2021 – September 30, 2022. Details as follows: 

Substantial Amendment Public Notice
2021-2022 Action Plan Public Notice 
Draft Action Plan 

2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and 2020-2021 Action Plan

The City of Allen Community Enhancement Department completed the five-year, 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan, which includes the 2020-2021 Annual Action Plan for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) in the summer of 2020. 

The Consolidated Plan (Plan) is designed to be a collaborative process whereby a city’s residents and stakeholders shape the various housing and community development programs into effective, coordinated neighborhood and community development strategies.

The Plan details the housing and community development strategic plan that will be used for allocating CDBG funds for the next five program years; October 1, 2020–September 30, 2025.

The City Council approved the submission of the Plan at their July 28, 2020 Regular Meeting following two public hearings. Watch the presentation (Item 15)

The plan was approved by HUD in September 2020. A summary document can be viewed
here. In addition, an Substantial Amendment was approved in January 2021 to incorporate additional funds provided by HUD to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the impacts of COVID-19. An overview of the amendments can be viewed hereRecording of the January 19, 2021 Public Meeting can be viewed here

2019-2020 CAPER

The City is currently soliciting public input on the 2019-2020 Comprehensive Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER). The CAPER is a summary of accomplishments of Community Development programs from October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020. A Public Hearing will be held and the City Council may take action on the CAPER on November 10, 2020 at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers located at City Hall, 305 Century Parkway, Allen, TX 75013.  More information is as follows: 

Public Notice 

CAPER Summary