Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program
The CDBG Program improves the economic, social and physical environment of eligible, rural cities and counties to enhance the quality of life for low- and moderate-income residents, and as a result, assists the entire community.
The CDBG Program has five grant programs;
Who can apply?
Small, rural cities/towns and counties not entitled to receive CDBG funds directly from HUD. Cities and towns with less than 50,000 in population, not participating in a CDBG Entitlement Urban County Consortium; and counties with less than 200,000 in population.
Special purpose districts, public housing authorities, community action agencies, economic development councils, other non-profit organizations, and Indian tribes are not eligible to apply directly to the state CDBG Program for funding, but may be a partner and subrecipient in projects of funding with an eligible city/town or county applicant.
The CDBG Program can fund a wide range of activities including:
- Sewer, water, streets/sidewalks and other infrastructure
- Community facilities
- Economic development, local microenterprise assistance programs
- Housing rehabilitation, infrastructure in support of affordable housing
- Public Services
Activities must principally benefit low- and moderate-income persons. Low- and moderate-income is defined as 80 percent of county median income. Applicants may submit one request per fund each program year.
When to Apply?
Contact information for the CDBG Entitlement Programs that receive CDBG funds directly from HUD:
Entitlement City and County Contacts Information on CDBG Entitlement Grants