The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, administered through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, aids the city in completing community building and development projects. This week, the City of Irving celebrates the successes of the CDBG program and its impact on the community during National Community Development Week, April 11-15.
Funded by CDBG
These funds touch nearly every community effort in Irving, from delivering meals to the elderly to preserving local historical landmarks, and from renovating neighborhood parks to supporting workforce development. CDBG is a versatile funding source that helps revitalize the community. The block grants have helped expand the city's affordable housing efforts, helping those most at risk from homelessness. Numerous local projects would not have been possible with these federal investments.
CDBG funds allow the Visiting Nurses Association's (VNA) Meals on Wheels program to provide nutritious, hot, home-delivered meals five days a week to homebound seniors and disabled adults who, due to illness, advanced age or disability, are unable to obtain or prepare their meals. The partnership with the City of Irving began in 2018, and VNA has served 65 homebound seniors in Irving with CDBG funding.
In Fiscal Year 2020-21, the City of Irving provided approximately $117,500 in CDBG funding to area nonprofit agencies to help with rental assistance to the community. That same year, $250,000 in CDBG funds helped homeowners through the city's Home Rehabilitation Program.