CDBG General Purpose Grants

Workers in Yakima County install a new water tank.


The 2017 General Purpose Grant Application Handbook is available HERE.

The Application Deadline is June 1, 2017.

Rate-based projects: Click here for Affordability Review form in Excel.

General Purpose Grants

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) General Purpose Grants are made available annually through a competitive application process to assist Washington State small cities, towns and counties in carrying out significant community and economic development projects that principally benefit low- and moderate-income persons. The Washington State CDBG Program is funded by the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Examples of eligible General Purpose Grant activities include:

  • Public facilities, such as water, wastewater and streets
  • Community facilities, such as community centers, fire stations, homeless shelters and child care facilities
  • Economic development, such as microenterprise assistance and public infrastructure
  • Affordable housing and housing rehabilitation

Eligibility guidelines

  • Eligible applicants are Washington State cities and towns with less than 50,000 in population or counties with less than 200,000 population not participating in a CDBG Entitlement Urban County Consortium.
  • Special purpose districts, public housing authorities, port districts, 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 in projects and subrecipient of funding through eligible jurisdictions.
  • Projects must principally benefit low- and moderate-income persons, or aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight.
  • Local governments may submit only one application each annual funding cycle, unless one of the applications is for local micro-enterprise assistance.
  • Program Links

    Application Information


    Need Help?

    Kaaren Roe
    Program Manager
    Phone: 360-725-3018

    Phyllis Cole
    Project Manager
    Phone: 360-725-4001

    Laurie Dschaak
    Grant Specialist]
    Phone: 360-725-5020

    Arlene Escobar
    Project Manager
    Phone: 360-725-2725

    Sheila Lee-Johnston
    Project Manager
    Phone: 360-725-3009

    Genny Matteson
    Project Manager
    Phone: 360-725-3093