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.  

**NEW** 2018-2019 Draft Annual Action Plan 

The City of Allen seeks input for its proposed 2018-2019 Annual Action Plan for community development needs.  

Two public hearings will be held to provide an overview of the CDBG program and introduce the 2018 - 2019 Annual Action Plan:

  1. The first will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday July 12, 2018 in the City Council Conference Room located at 305 Century Parkway Allen, TX.
  2. The second will be conducted before the City Council at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 in the City Council Chamber located at 305 Century Parkway Allen, TX.

A copy of the draft Annual Action Plan will be available for public review and comment  from June 21, 2018 through July 24, 2018 from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. M-F in the Community Development Department/Planning Division located on the 2nd Floor of City Hall, 305 Century Parkway Allen, TX.

Please address all questions and comments to City of Allen, Community Development Dept., ATTN: CDBG Administrator, 305 Century Parkway, Allen, TX 75013.  Phone (214) 509-4176.  Email:

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