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 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

Open for Public Comment: 2021-2022 CAPER

Open for public comment as of Oct. 20, 2022, with the final Public Hearing held before City Council at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8.
Allen residents are invited to the Nov. 8 City Council meeting to hear an overview of the 2021-2022 CAPER (Comprehensive Annual Performance Evaluation), which highlights the accomplishments of Community Development programs from Oct. 1, 2021 to Sept. 30, 2022.

Please send all questions and comments to:
City of Allen Community Development Department
Attn: CDBG Administrator
305 Century Parkway, Allen, TX 75013

Contact Phone  Contact Email
 214.509.4176 Erin Jones 


Read the 2020-2021 CAPER


After soliciting public input, City Council approved the 2021-2022 CAPER (PDF) for submission to HUD on Dec. 14, 2021. HUD approved the document in January 2022. Watch the City Council Presentation

2022-2023 Annual Action Plan

City Council approved the 2022-2023 Annual Action Plan (PDF) on July 12, 2022, which was subsequently approved by HUD. The document reflects activities planned using HUD funds from the CDBG program for fiscal year Oct. 1, 2022 to Sept. 30, 2023. Watch the Council Presentation - Item 6.2

2020-2024 Consolidated Plan


This five-year Plan includes the 2020-2021 Annual Action Plan for CDBG funds from HUD in summer 2020.

The Consolidated 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: Oct. 1, 2020 to Sept. 30, 2025.

City Council approved the Plan on July 28, 2020, following two public hearings. 
Watch the Council presentation - Item 15

The plan was approved by HUD in September 2020.
Read the plan summary (PDF)

In January 2021, a Substantial Amendment was approved to incorporate additional funds provided by HUD to prevent, prepare for and respond to the impacts of COVID-19.