Community Development Block Grant



The City of DeSoto has completed the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for the period of October 1, 2021 to September 30, 2022.  The CAPER reports on the accomplishments of the Annual Action Plan and provides a concise reference to compare anticipated work with actual performance for DeSoto residents, local officials and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  The CAPER reports on the use of DeSoto’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) entitlement funds during the 2021 -2022 Program Year. 

Residents will have at least fifteen (15) days, from December 6 – 21, 2022, to review and comment on the CAPER.

Written comments should be submitted to the Office of Administration, City of DeSoto, 211 East Pleasant Run Road, DeSoto, Texas 75115 or e-mailed to by December 21, 2022, at 4:00 p.m. A summary of all citizen comments received will be considered and summarized in the CAPER which will be submitted to HUD by December 30, 2022.  

 For additional information, please contact Esther Williams at (972) 230-9690 or  

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We are grateful for your input!

Please see links below CDBG Programs 2022-2023 for most recent information.

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In 1974 the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) created the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) to enhance the quality of life and living conditions for low- to moderate-income households and neighborhoods. Use of this annual grant is approved by the City Council, and all CDBG projects are ultimately subject to HUD approval.

The following are parameters for the CDBG Program:

  • Grant funding may provide for ADA accessibility in a City facility
  • Funds may eliminate a community-threatening condition, which occurred in the past 12 months, and for which funding is not otherwise available
  • Grant funding may be used for infrastructure enhancements (street repairs, alley replacements, water line replacements, etc.)
  • CDBG funds must primarily benefit areas of the City with concentrations of at least 51% low- to moderate-income households (residential areas)
  • These funds can be used for some public services (for low- to moderate-income residents only)
  • These funds cannot be used for routine maintenance or operations of any City facility
Fiscal year 2008-2009 was the first year City of DeSoto began participating in the CDBG Program.  At that time, funds were distributed by Dallas County and were utilized for infrastructure and Code Enforcement projects within low- to moderate-income neighborhoods, as determined by the U. S. Census.

In fiscal year 2015-2016, the City of DeSoto began operating as an Entitlement City, which changed the process for applying for and administering CDBG grant funding.