The City of Denton utilizes the Federal Community Development Block Grant to improve the quality of housing and neighborhoods through grants and housing assistance programs. Community Development also administers grant programs awarded through other City departments including the Police Department's Fair Share Fund and the Denton Municipal Electric PlusOne Utility Assistance Program. The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs awards funds from the Emergency Solution Grant to provide homeless programs and services.
Community Development Block Grant
The primary goal of the City of Denton's Community Development Block Grant and HOME programs is the improvement of low- and moderate-income neighborhoods and housing.
Proposed projects are submitted to the Community Development Advisory Committee and are based on the project’s conformance with the established criteria in the City’s Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development and City Council’s stated priorities. Eligible activities include: public facility improvements, demolition and clearance, public (human) services, housing rehabilitation and new construction, home ownership assistance, economic development, tenant-based rental assistance, and other activities.
Organizations interested in applying for Community Development funds will be required to attend application training. A completed application must be submitted to Community Development on or before the stated deadline. Dates for the training and application submission will be posted by December 1, 2018. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Barbara Ross, Community Development Manager, at Barbara.Ross@cityofdenton.com
or (940) 349-7235.