CDBG Program

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Each year the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides funds to local jurisdictions through the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) for local community development, housing activities, and public services.

Purpose of the Program
The primary objective of the HUD CDBG Program is the development of viable communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanded economic opportunities primarily focused on low and moderate income persons and neighborhoods.

National Objectives
HUD regulations governing the CDBG Program and the distribution of CDBG funds to local service providers and capital improvement projects require that each activity undertaken meet one of the following 3 broad national objectives:
  • Aid in the prevention or elimination of slums and blight
  • Benefit people with low and moderate incomes
  • Meet an urgent need (such as earthquake, flood, or hurricane relief)
Goal
HUD’s national objectives of the CDBG Program were established to assist local communities with funding activities focused primarily on:
  • Acquisition, design, construction, and installation of needed public facilities, improvements, and accessibility measures
  • Creation and retention of jobs for low and moderate income persons through the expansion of business opportunities and the provision of financial incentives to businesses
  • Eliminating slums and blight, preventing deterioration of property, providing needed neighborhood community facilities, provision of supportive services
  • Preserving and improving the supply of affordable housing through improvement of low and moderate income housing

More Information
For more information, email Frank Perez or call 951-694-6400.