Community Development Block Grants (CDBG)

Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) provide annual funding to states, cities, and counties to support housing and expand economic opportunities in communities. CDBG grants must benefit low- and moderate- income people, aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight, and meet a need having particular urgency (urgent need). Eligible activities under CDBG include:

  • Housing, including housing ownership assistance, housing services, housing rehabilitation, lead-based paint abatement, home ownership assistance, and construction of housing.
  • Public facilities, including infrastructure, special needs facilities, and/or community facilities.
  • Activities related to economic development
  • Activities related to public services, including fair housing counseling, job training, crime prevention, childcare, and health care and substance use services.
  • Support for Community-based Development Organizations that work on neighborhood revitalization, community economic development, and/or energy conservation.