Community Development Block Grant project

Community Development Block Grants (CDBG)

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, thereby strengthening the entire community. The CDBG Program offers General Purpose grants.

Who can apply?

Small, rural cities/towns and counties that are not entitled to receive CDBG funds directly from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) can apply for a state CDBG grant.

List and map of local governments served by state CDBG program 

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 subrecipient and partner with an eligible city, town or county applicant. 

Is my project eligible?

The CDBG program can fund a wide range of activities including:

• Community facilities 
• Housing rehabilitation, infrastructure in support of affordable housing
• Sewer, water, streets/sidewalks and other infrastructure 
• Economic development, local micro-enterprise assistance programs
• Planning
• Public Services

Activities must principally benefit low- and moderate-income persons. Low- and moderate-income is defined as 80 percent of county median income. 

When to apply

General Purpose Grant Application – The 2023 CDBG General Purpose Grant Application cycle is now open. Applications are due no later than June 14, 2023. 

Entitlement and Indian CDBG Programs