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Community Development Block Grant Program

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:

  1. Provide a benefit to low and moderate income persons

  2. Prevent or eliminate slums and blight

  3. Meet other urgent community development needs due to natural disasters or other emergencies

Examples of Eligible activities:

Who is primarily funded by the CDBG program?

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