CDBG - We want to hear from you

Community + Human Development is now accepting citizen request forms!

$1 million has been set-aside for District #3 and District #5 projects; each target district will receive $500,000

Types of Eligible Projects:

  • Neighborhood, Recreation and Senior Centers
  • Parks Improvements
  • Walkability + Accessibility
  • Small-scale Green Infrastructure

Please complete the following form by Friday, September 28th and send it to for your idea to be considered for funding:

For more details, please contact us at (915) 212-0138 or 

Community + Human Development is currently accepting
funding proposals for PY 2019-2020

Funding is available by the following three entitlement grants:

  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
  • Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)
  • Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds may be utilized for various activities including public facilities improvements, public services, housing, and economic development programs.

The following amounts are projected for PY 2019-2020:

  • $500,000 for District #3 small-scale projects  
  • $500,000 for District #5 small-scale projects
  • $2,614,710 for Citywide large-scale projects
  • 90,000 competitive set-aside for one Economic Development project;
  • $996,374 for Public Service activities, including:
    • $95,000 competitive public service set-aside for two Youth Programs
    • $80,000 competitive public service set-aside for up to two Incubator New project(s);
    • $40,000 competitive public service set-aside for one First Time Homebuyer Counseling project;
    • $30,000 competitive public service set-aside for one Seniors + Disabled Physical Recreation Program
    • $$25,000 competitive set-aside for one Fair Housing Education and Outreach project.

Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds may be utilized by public agencies and private, non-profit corporations for the provision of street outreach, emergency shelter, homelessness prevention and rapid re-housing, Homeless Management Information Systems and administrative costs to assist individuals and families in regaining stability in permanent housing after experiencing a housing crisis or homelessness.  Approximately $500,724may be available for ESG activities.

Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) funds may be utilized by private, non-profit corporations for tenant-based rental assistance, supportive services and administrative costs connected with the provision of housing and homeless prevention activities for persons living with AIDS. Approximately $468,158 maybe available for HOPWA activities. 



Community + Human Development Address:
City 3 Bldg., 3rd Floor
801 Texas Avenue
El Paso, TX 79901


(915) 212-0138
Additional contact information can be found on each form/application.


Please review the 45th Policies + Procedures document for further details on each program and eligibility requirements.
Review of this document should be done prior to applying.

APPLICATION (PDF fillable version) DEADLINE 
General Completeness Checklist with Assurances Must be attached to application.
Citizen Request Form Monday, October 22, 2018
Citizen Request Form - Spanish Monday, October 22, 2018
Letter of Intent for CDBG Services, ESG and HOPWA Friday, September 7, 2018
Project Concept Form for Large-Scale Facilities Improvements Friday, September 28, 2018
Economic Development Application Monday, October 22, 2018
Fair Housing Application Friday, December 7, 2018
Volunteer Housing Rehab Friday, December 7, 2018
Note: Printable versions of each form are available in the 45th Policies and Procedures document.


Community and Human Development
801 Texas Ave., 3rd Floor
El Paso, Texas 79901

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

CDBG Administration
(915) 212-0138

Housing Services Division
(915) 212-0139

Neighborhood Services
(915) 212-1682

Empowerment Zone
(915) 212-1675

Foster Grandparent Program
(915) 212-1683

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program
(915) 212-1683