• 25% rebate on approved exterior improvements, up to $5,000 rebate limit per property per 12 months (from the date of the Notice to Proceed letter)
  • Rebate Program incentivizes private investment; we encourage applicants to participate as much as possible
  • All improvements in the Notice to Proceed letter must be completed or the project is wholly disqualified; no partial rebates will be awarded

Program Guidelines

Appraised Home ValueMinimum investment
<$100,000$1,000
$100,000-$199,000$2,000
$200,00-$299,000$3,000

Program Timeline

February - MarchAccept Applications
AprilReview Fund Prioritization
April - DecemberProject Work & Completion

Program Process

  1. Download and complete application and W-9 Form
  2. Schedule appointment with the City of Grand Prairie Housing Department, Carmen Vazquez, 972-237-8162, [email protected] to review completed application
  3. Initial inspection and pictures of the improvement area by Housing Staff
  4. Notice to Proceed Letter mailed (Includes project timeline, requirements, etc.)
  5. Participant Completes project(s) within the timeline
  6. Final inspection and pictures of the project(s) passed
  7. Participant submits a rebate request form with receipts
  8. Rebate Award Letter and check are mailed to participant

Participant Requirements

  • Must be a property owner (or tenant with written permission of property owner) of a Grand Prairie single-family residence, built prior to 2003
  • Must furnish a completed application and W-9 form
  • Participants are only eligible to participate in one approved project at a time
  • The County Appraisal District (Dallas or Tarrant) appraised market value of the property must be less than $300,000

Examples of eligible projects

*Must include exterior fence(s).  Rebate limited to the cost associated with repairing or replacing the exterior fence(s).  Example:  Total fence repair is $4,000 of which $500 is for repair of external fences.  The rebate will be limited to $500 which is less than 25% of the total cost.

Examples of ineligible projects

  • New pools, hot tubs, spas and water features
  • Any landscaping plan that includes the following:
    • Plants that are not native or naturalized
    • Irrigation system that does not allow plants to become established under current water restrictions at the time of plan approval; may require drip irrigation or soaker hoses
  • Repair or replacement of sprinkler systems lacking digital controllers with functional rain and temperature sensors
  • Detached accessory structures
  • Garage conversions
  • Carports
  • Exterior improvements or other items covered by the HOA
  • Projects covered, even in part, by insurance
  • Any project started before receiving your Notice to Proceed is ineligible for the rebate (this includes deposits, down payments and purchased items)

Contact

Grand Prairie Housing and Neighborhood Services
205 W. Church St.
Grand Prairie, TX 75050
(972) 237- 8176
[email protected]

Information Sessions

Please check back for posted information sessions dates. Attendance is strongly recommended.

Forms

Building Blocks Application
W-9 Form

Frequently Asked Questions

Can project deadlines be extended?

Yes, for qualifying circumstances (inclement weather, etc.)

How do I determine my appraised home value?

You must furnish your latest property tax statement from your County Appraisal District

How are projects approved?

Project approval is on a first-come, first-served basis; applicants must submit complete applications for consideration

My project is not on the list of eligible projects. Can I still apply?

Yes, but only projects consistent with those listed on the list of eligible projects will be approved, contingent on review by the Redevelopment Task Force

I’m contesting my appraised property value. Can I still apply?

Yes, however, applicant eligibility will be determined based on the most recent property tax statement from the County Tax Office

Does my project require a permit?

Whether or not a permit is required is specific to each project. Permit questions should be directed to Building Inspections, 972-238-8230. You should be prepared to provide the details to your project when you call.

Can I do the work myself?

The program provides rebates for qualifying do-it-yourself projects based upon the materials used and City approved hourly labor rates. All projects must be completed in a professional manner in accordance with all applicable laws and permits.