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Community Development Block Grant

  • The Community Development Block Grant (CDGB) program provides annual grants to carry out community development activities directed toward neighborhood revitalization, economic development, and improved community facilities and services.

    • Federal Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funding helps entitled cities and urban counties meet housing and community development needs.
    • Communities develop their own programs and funding priorities and consult with local residents before making final decisions.

    National objectives

    CDBG grants must meet one of the following: 

    • Benefits low and moderate income people.
    • Aids in the prevention or elimination of slums and blight.
    • Meets certain community development needs with a particular urgency.


    Activities carried out with community development funds include:

    • Acquisition of real property.
    • Rehabilitation of residential and nonresidential properties.
    • Provision of public facilities and improvements, such as water and sewer, streets, and neighborhood centers.
    • Clearance.
    • Homeownership assistance.
    • Assistance to for-profit businesses for economic development activities.

    No less than 70% of the funds expended over a period specified by the grantee, not to exceed three years, must be used for activities that benefit low and moderate income people.


    For more information contact Rachel Nehse at 503-618-2814 or