The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. Each year the program grants funds to local communities to develop public service programs or projects as well as public improvements, economic development, and rehabilitation projects.
Groups/organizations requesting funding consideration under the City’s CDBG program must submit a completed application form for each proposed project. This application requires detailed and specific information about the proposal. The City will use this information to determine if the proposal is eligible for CDBG funding.
To be eligible for CDBG funding, your program or project must meet the following three requirements:
· CDBG Eligible Activity – acquisition of real property for an eligible use; acquisition, construction and rehabilitation of public facilities; demolition and clearance of deteriorated buildings; community services for low and moderate income households; removal of barriers that restrict the mobility of elderly or handicapped persons; special economic development activities.
· CDBG National Objectives – (1) Project must principally serve low and moderate income persons; (2) Project must eliminate slum and blight, or (3) Project must address a recent and urgent health and safety need.
· The Project must address the Community Development objectives the City proposes to pursue.
The federally funded CDBG program was established by the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974.