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

Consolidated Plan

The City completes a comprehensive Consolidated Plan every five years. All subsequent program activities reflect the goals and objectives outlined in the Consolidated Plan. View the 2015-2020 Consolidated Plan here.  

Annual Action Plan

The City completes an Annual Action Plan, which determines the programs and activities to be executed each year. The Action Plan implements the goals and objectives outlined in the City’s five-year Consolidated Plan. The Annual Action Plan is also the foundation for assessing the City’s program performance in the Comprehensive Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER). 

The City Council approved a Resolution authorizing City Staff to submit the 2016-2017 Action Plan to HUD at their July 26, 2016 Regular Meeting. The plan was subsequently submitted HUD and approved.  

Comprehensive Annual Performance & Evaluation Report (CAPER)

The City completes a CAPER in order to evaluate program performance and compliance with both the Action Plan and Consolidated Plan.  
2015-2016 DRAFT CAPER:
The City Council approved a Resolution authorizing City Staff to submit the 2015-2016 CAPER to HUD at their November 22, 2016 Regular Meeting. The plan will be submitted to HUD by the end of December 2016 for review and approval.  The Council Presentation can be viewed at the following link as Item Number 10: .

2014-2015 CAPER 

Questions & Comments

Please address all questions and comments to: 

City of Allen
Community Development Department
Attn:  Luisa Melgarejo, Planner
305 Century Parkway
Allen, TX 75013
Phone: 214.509.4174