Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is a federally funded, formula-based grant that is allocated by the U.S. 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 CAPER

The City is soliciting public input on the 2020-2021 Comprehensive Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER). The CAPER is a summary of accomplishments of Community Development programs from Oct. 1, 2020 to Sept. 30, 2021. A Public Hearing will be held, and the City Council may take action on the CAPER on Dec. 14, 2021 at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Allen City Hall, 305 Century Parkway. More information:

2020-2021 Substantial Amendment and 2021-2022 Action Plan

On July 27, City Council approved a Substantial Amendment to the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and Action Plan as it pertains to COVID funding, as well as approved the 2021-2022 Annual Action Plan for community development needs. The Annual Action Plan reflects activities to be undertaken using HUD funds through the CDBG program for fiscal year Oct. 1, 2021 – Sept. 30, 2022.

Video: View the Council presentation from July 27, 2021

The Substantial Amendment and Action Plan are submitted to HUD and pending approval. Drafts available as follows:

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. Read the plan summary. In addition, a 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.