General Purpose Grants

2022 CDBG General Purpose Grant Awards

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program has awarded $7.6 million for community development projects in 12 rural Washington communities. The CDBG program received 30 grant applications requesting $22.6 million. The projects awarded funding will improve rural water, sewer, streets and community facilities; support affordable housing and conduct community planning for future facility and economic development. 

2023 CDBG General Purpose Grant Application Period

The next application cycle will open March 2023. We estimate $11 million will be available with a June 1, 2023 application submittal date. The maximum grant amount is $1,000,000 for construction and $30,000 for planning. Guidance from the 2022 grant cycle is available for reference only at the bottom of this page.

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 and food banks
  • Economic development, such as microenterprise assistance and public infrastructure
  • Housing rehabilitation and infrastructure in support of housing

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 sub-recipient 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.

2022 CDBG General Purpose Grant Resources 

2022 CDBG General Purpose Application Webinar Slides 
Program Overview and Application Tips 
Preview of ZoomGrants CDBG Application
LMI Worksheet and Guide
Citizen Participation Guide 
Project Budget Form and Instructions
Affordability Review Form
Narrative Instructions and Questions

Additional resources are available under Technical Assistance Resources/Guidance Materials.