Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)


The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awards Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) to entitlement communities to carry out a wide range of community development activities directed toward revitalizing neighborhoods, economic development and providing improved community facilities and services.
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While entitlement communities develop their own programs and funding priorities; they must give maximum feasible priority to activities which benefit low- and moderate-income persons. An entitlement community may also carry out activities which aids in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight.
CDBG eligible activities:
  • Child care
  • Health care
  • Job training
  • Recreation programs
  • Education programs
  • Public safety services
  • Fair housing activities
  • Services for senior citizens
  • Homeless services
  • Drug abuse counseling and treatment
CDBG ineligible activities:
  • Political activities
  • Acquisition, construction or reconstruction of buildings for the general conduct of government
  • Ongoing grants or non-emergency payments
  • (more than three consecutive months) to individuals for their food, clothing, rent, utilities or other income payments
  • Using CDBG to supplant state or local funding