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
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.
Guidance Materials (PDF)
CDBG Fact Sheet (PDF)
Management Handbook & Forms
HUD LMI data for non-entitlement communities (PDF)
HUD LMI Interactive Map
Drinking water and wastewater funding summary (PDF)
Public Works Board
Infrastructure Assistance Coordinating Council (IACC)
Municipal Research Services Center of Washington
SAM – System for Award Management
US Dept of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Phyllis Cole, Project Manager
General Purpose Grant Applications
Jeff Hinckle, Project Manager
Public Services and Planning Activities
CDBG State Expert
Genny Matteson, Project Manager