Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG)
Emergency Shelter Grants Program Application for Funding (non-housing)
CDBG awards grants to entitlement community grantees to carry out a wide range of community development activities directed toward revitalizing neighborhoods, economic development, and providing improved community facilities and services.
Eligible grantees are as follows:
- Principal cities of Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs);
- Other metropolitan cities with populations of at least 50,000; and
- Qualified urban counties with populations of at least 200,000 (excluding the population of entitled cities) are entitled to receive annual grants.
HUD determines the amount of each entitlement grant by a statutory dual formula which uses several objective measures of community needs, including the extent of poverty, population, housing overcrowding, age of housing and population growth lag in relationship to other metropolitan areas.
CDBG funds may be used for activities which include, but are not limited to:
- Acquisition of real property
- Relocation and demolition
- Rehabilitation of residential and non-residential structures
- Construction of public facilities and improvements, such as water and sewer facilities, streets, neighborhood centers, and the conversion of school buildings for eligible purposes
- Public services, within certain limits
- activities relating to energy conservation and renewable energy resources and
- Provision of assistance to profit-motivated businesses to carry out economic development and job creation/retention activities.
Generally, the following types of activities are ineligible:
- Acquisition, construction, or reconstruction of buildings for the general conduct of government;
- Political activities;
- Certain income payments; and
- Construction of new housing by units of general local government.