Grant Application Process

Public Announcement

Availability of Community Development Block Grant Funds for Grant Year 2017-18

The City of McKinney is the recipient of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds used to address a range of housing and community development activities. The city anticipates receiving its 2017-2018 allocation from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for use effective October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Eligible organizations are encouraged to apply for funding. Funds must be used to benefit McKinney residents and meet at least one CDBG national objective: 1) benefit to low and moderate income persons; 2) eliminate slum and blight; or 3)  address an urgent need. Projects and activities must also meet eligibility requirements as defined by HUD and the city’s Consolidated Plan. 

Application Process

Interested organizations unable to attend the pre-application meeting held on March 16, 2017 may contact the office at 972-547-7517 to receive a copy of the presentation. A minimum of $5,000 per application may be requested for funding support and a maximum of two separate application requests per organization may be permitted. Access grant portal and instructions.   

Complete applications for consideration will only be accepted through the online process no later than Friday, April 14, 2017 at 4 p.m. Eligible activities include public services (not limited to counseling, child advocacy, aging and disability services, health services, education, case management, employment and crime prevention); rehabilitation of existing housing (city's Housing Rehabilitation Program); preservation and support of affordable housing (not construction costs); public facilities, homelessness and homelessness prevention; acquisition, clearance and eligible CDBG economic development. A person or organization without internet access may obtain a copy of the funding application packet by contact the Housing and Community Development Department at 972-547-7577. The application deadline is 4 p.m., Friday, April 14, 2017. No late applications will be accepted. Technical assistance will be available through April 13, 2017 at 4 p.m. Please call 972-547-7517 for assistance. 


Application proposals will be reviewed by the Community Grants Advisory Commission. Applicants will present their proposals to the Commission before submission to City Council for approval in August. Public hearings are scheduled for May 10, 2017 and May 11, 2017,  6:30 p.m. each evening at McKinney City Hall, Council Chambers, 222 N. Tennessee Street. Accommodations and modifications for persons with disabilities are available upon request. Requests should be made as far in advance as possible, but no less than 48 hours prior to the hearings. Call 972-547-2694 or email the ADA Coordinator with questions or for accommodations. In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. the City of McKinney will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in the city's services, programs, or activities.

Shirletta Best
Community Services Administrator
City of McKinney, Housing and Community Development Department