General Purpose Grants

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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) General Purpose Grant 2023 Application Webinar (

General Purpose Grant applications will be due June 14, 2023, and submitted online using ZoomGrants. Guidance is available at the bottom of this page. 

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

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
  • Housing rehabilitation and infrastructure in support of housing

Funds Available

We estimate $11 million will be available for CDBG General Purpose Grants in 2023. The maximum amount is $2,000,000 for construction and $30,000 for planning. 

Eligibility Guidelines

Eligible applicants are non-entitlement Washington State cities, towns, and counties. 

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 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.