Community Development Block Grant

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Providing Access to Decent Housing


The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is a federally funded entitlement grant program through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

HUD has three main objectives that the CDBG program is intended to serve:

  • To benefit low and moderate income citizens (#1) and most important
  • To aid in the prevention or elimination of slum/blight
  • To meet a need having particular urgency (for example, tornado damage or an earthquake)

Grant Fund Uses


CDBG funds can be used for:
  • Administration (20% cap)
  • Code enforcement
  • Demolition
  • Economic development activities
  • Historic preservation
  • Housing rehabilitation
  • Neighborhood planning
  • Physical improvements
  • Other community improvement activities