General Purpose Grants

2022 CDBG General Purpose Grant Application Period Closed

The 2022 CDBG General Purpose application period closed on June 1, 2022. Here is a summary of the 30 General Purpose Applications Received requesting over $22.5 million. The total amount of General Purpose funding available in 2022 is approximately $11 million. CDBG staff are currently reviewing the applications and will announce awards by September 15, 2022.

The next application cycle will open March 2023. We anticipate a June 1, 2023 submittal date. 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, homeless shelters and child care facilities
  • Economic development, such as microenterprise assistance and public infrastructure
  • Affordable housing and housing rehabilitation

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.