Community Development

​Office of Budget


The Office of Budget – Grant Administration/Community Development Division provides program oversight of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Consolidated Plan Budget, which includes:​​​

  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)​
  • Home Investment Partnership Program Grant (HOME)​
  • Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)​​
  • Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)​​

The City of Dallas receives these grants on an annual basis from HUD. Program oversight for these grants involve interaction between the City of Dallas and HUD; training and monitoring City departments administering projects; staff support to the City Council-appointed Community Development Commission (CDC); and interpretation of HUD Federal Regulations.

Grant funds are intended for the development of viable urban communities by providing decent housing and suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunities, principally for the benefit of low and moderate income individuals. Shaded sections on the CD Eligible Census Tracts and Block Groups have been identified as primarily low-/moderate-income areas (LMA), and all qualified activities occurring within these sections are considered to benefit all residents and businesses within the corresponding area. Generally, eligible activities include but are not limited to housing, public services, public improvements, economic development, and homelessness.

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act     (“CARES Act”) 

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) provides billions of dollars in federal grant funding to state, local, tribal and territorial governments, hospitals, and other organizations in response to the coronavirus pandemic.  

The CARES Act includes additional HUD funds to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to facilitate immediate assistance to eligible communities and households economically impacted by COVID-19.  The CARES Act also included a waiver to allow a public review and comment period to be no less than 5 days.   Due to reduced and suspended services in the current year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, available unspent HUD have been identified to reallocate to further support the City's COVID-19 relief efforts.


During the month of January and February public meetings were held to encourage residents input on community needs and the use of federal funds for the next fiscal year (which begins October 1). On January 16, 2020 the City held a Telephone Townhall virtual meeting, were residents were able to participate in the virtual meeting by landline, mobile phone or Web Simulcast. 

Neighborhood Public Meetings Flyer (English and Español)

Projects and/or programs in the approved Consolidated Plan Budget may be administered directly through city services that are identified through other agencies or departments directly. Some projects in the approved budget are implemented by contractors. Organizations that desire to work with the City through a City contract should register online as a vendor on the Office Procurement Services website.​​​


​Organizations desiring to work with the City, by requesting grant funds, should reg​is​​​​ter online as a vendor with the Office of Procurement Services. Texas law requires contractors to be selected through competitive bidding. Organizations must compete in a publicly advertised solicitation process. Organizations may only recommend concepts (i.e. programs or services) for funding based on an un-served or under-served need in the community.​​

Nonprofit Public Improvement Program

The Nonprofit Public Improvement (NPI) Program  provide grants to Dallas nonprofit organizations for public improvement to facilities and infrastructure (such as ADA compliance conversion, facility improvement, and HVAC systems). Funding opportunities are solicited through a Notice of Funding Available (NOFA) process, through the Office of Procurement Services.


Find out more about the community impact the CDBG and HOME funds have made in our Dallas Community>>> FY 2018-19 Community IMPACT Report

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​HUD Grants are monitored to ensure that all Consolidated Plan grant funds under the City of Dallas’ oversight are used in accordance with all program requirements, and for determining adequacy of performance.​​​