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.
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
• 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 – Will reopen in March 2023
Public Services Grant Application – Will reopen in April 2023
Entitlement and Indian CDBG Programs
Contact information for urban city and county CDBG Entitlement Programs that receive CDBG funds directly from HUD rather than through the state.
CDBG Fact Sheet – English
CDBG Fact Sheet – Spanish
Management Handbook & Forms
2019 HUD LMI data for non-entitlement jurisdictions
HUD LMI Interactive Map
Drinking water and wastewater funding summary
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)