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


The City of Allen is now accepting applications for Public Service and Community Support Grants. The City will be accepting applications through April 29, 2019 at 3 p.m. Approximately $116,600.00 will be available for public services for the 2019-2020 Program Year, starting on October 1, 2019 and ending September 30, 2020. More information is available at the links below:

Public Notice
Program Handbook
Application Packet

Applications may also be requested by contacting Erin Jones, Senior Planner, at (214) 509-4176 or via email at Please note the City is not responsible for applications lost in the mail. Please call to verify receipt.

Previous grant recipients include:

Allen Community Outreach:
Family Promise:
Meals on Wheels of Collin County: 

2017-2018 CAPER

The City Council approved the submittal of the 2017-2018 Comprehensive Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) at their November 13, 2018 regular meeting. The item can be viewed here as Item 16. The CAPER is a summary of accomplishments of Community Development programs from October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2018. 

The CAPER was subsequently submitted to HUD and approved on February 8, 2019. 


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.  


2018-2019 Draft Annual Action Plan 

On July 24, 2018 The City Council authorized the submission of the 2018-2019 Annual Action Plan to HUD following a 30-day public comment period through the approval of Resolution 3594-7-18. The item can be viewed here as item 14. A copy of the draft plan can be viewed here. The Plan is currently under review by HUD and pending approval.  


2017-2018 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 2017-2018 Action Plan to HUD at their July 25, 2017 Regular Meeting. The presentation can be viewed here as Item Number 14. The plan was subsequently submitted to 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.

2016-2017 CAPER:

The City Council approved a Resolution authorizing City Staff to submit the 2016-2017 CAPER to HUD at their November 28, 2017 Regular Meeting. The plan was subsequently approved. The Council Presentation can be viewed at the following link as Item Number 11: November 28, 2017 Regular Council Meeting

2015-2016 CAPER

2014-2015 CAPER

Questions & Comments
Please address all questions and comments to:

City of Allen
Community Development Department
Attn: Erin Jones, Senior Planner
305 Century Parkway
Allen, TX 75013
Phone: 214.509.4176