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.  

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.


The 2016-2017 Draft CAPER is available for public review and comment from November 9, 2017- November 28, 2017. 

A public hearing to provide an overview of the CAPER and last year’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs will be held before the City Council on November 28, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers located at 305 Century Parkway.  Copies of the draft CAPER are also available for public review at Allen City Hall, Community Development Dept. – 305 Century Parkway or by contacting Erin Jones, Senior Planner at 214-509-4176 or

2015-2016 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 was approved by HUD in December 2016. The Council Presentation can be viewed at the following link as Item Number 10: November 22, 2016 Regular Council Meeting.

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