General Purpose Grants

2023 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) General Purpose Grant Application Period Closed

We anticipate our next funding cycle to open in early 2024. 

CDBG Program Priorities:

  • Financial need- Prioritizing applicants who do not have viable access to other funds/resources.
  • Funding readiness- Prioritizing applicants who have secured all other funds. 
  • Funding efforts- Prioritizing applicants who have pursued other funding. 
  • Equity- Prioritizing applicants who have not recently received CDBG funding and who do not have open CDBG contracts for similar activities. 

CDBG General Purpose Grants are 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, streets and sidewalks
  • Community facilities, such as community centers, libraries, food banks and fire stations
  • Local assistance programs such as housing rehabilitation