What are CDBG funds?

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is a flexible program that provides communities with funding to address a wide range of unique community development needs. The program is authorized by Title I of the Community Development Act of 1974. Funds are used to assist in the development of decent housing, create suitable living environments, and expand economic opportunities primarily for persons of low and moderate income. All projects funded with CDBG must meet one of the three national objectives:

  • Principally benefit low and very low income households;
  • Reduce or prevent slum and blight; or,
  • Meet an urgent need (emergency or natural disaster)