The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is a Federally funded block grant program created by Congress in 1974, with the overall goal to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment primarily for low-mod income persons.
CDBG-funded projects must satisfy one of three national program objectives:
Provide a benefit to low and moderate income persons
Prevent or eliminate slums and blight
Meet other urgent community development needs due to natural disasters or other emergencies
Examples of Eligible activities:
Public Services: senior services, disabled and handicapped services, child care services, health services, youth services, and fair housing
Public Improvements: streets, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, streetlights, sewers, storm drains, traffic signals, parks and recreation facilities, health facilities, and fire station improvements
Who is primarily funded by the CDBG program?
Higher Education Institutions
Other Government Agencies/Special Districts