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CDBG Guide to National Objectives and Eligible Activities

Table of Contents

 

Introduction: Purpose

 

Topic ​Section
Overview of Contents 1
Important Note to Guidebook Users​ 3
 

 

Chapter 1: Selecting Activities that Comply

 

Topic​ Section
Scope of Selection Decisions​ 1-1
​Waivers 1-2
 

 

 

Chapter 2: Categories of Eligible Activities

 

Topic​ ​Section
Purpose​ 2-1
​Categories of Eligible Activities 2-2
                Acquisition of Real Property​ 2-3
               Disposition​ 2-9
​               Public Facilities and Improvements 2-11
               Clearance​ 2-18
               Public Services​ 2-22
               Interim Assistance​ 2-29
               Relocation​ 2-33
                Loss of Rental Income​ 2-35
               Privately-Owned Utilities​ 2-36
               Rehabilitation​ 2-38
               Construction of Housing​ 2-47
               Code Enforcement​ 2-51
​               Special Economic Development Activities 2-55
​               Microenterprise Assistance 2-63
​               Special Activities by CBDOs 2-66
​               Homeownership Assistance 2-73
​               Planning and Capacity Building 2-75
​               Program Administration Costs 2-77
​               Miscellaneous Other Activities 2-82
​                              Payment of Non-Federal Share—§570.201(g) 2-82
​                              Urban Renewal Completion—§570.201(h) 2-82
​                              Technical Assistance—§570.201(p) 2-82
​                              Assistance to Institutions of Higher Education—§570.201(q) 2-83
​                              Housing Services—§570.201(k) 2-83
​                              Reconstruction 2-83
​                               In Rem 2-84
​                              Handicapped Accessibility 2-85
​                              Activities Specified as ineligible 2-87
​                              Documenting Compliance 2-90
​                               Making the Best Choice 2-92
 

 

 

Chapter 3: Meeting a National Objective

 

Topic​ ​Section
Purpose​ 3-1
​Basic Requirements ​3-1
​National Objectives Categories and Subcategories 3-2
​Activities Benefitting L/M Income Persons 3-3
               L/M Income Area Benefit​ 3-7
​               L/M Income Limited Clientele 3-14
​               L/M Income Housing 3-19
​               L/M Income Jobs 3-24
​Prevention/Elimination of Slums or Blight 3-34
​               Addressing Slums or Blight on an Area Basis 3-35
​               Addressing Slums or Blight on a Spot Basis 3-38
​               Addressing Slums or Blight in an Urban Renewal Area 3-40
​Urgent Needs 3-41
​Documenting Compliance 3-43
​Making the Best Choice 3-46
 

 

 

Chapter 4: Overall Expenditures Level - Benefit to L/M Income Persons

 

Topic​ ​Section
Purpose​ 4-1
​CDBG Funds 4-1
​Calculating Overall Expenditures Benefit 4-2
 

 

 

Appendices

Appendix A: The Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (HCDA) Eligible Activities for States

Appendix B: Code of Federal Regulations, Title 24 570.480-.497, Regulations for the State CDBG Program

Appendix C: Public Benefit Standard

Appendix D: Special Assessments under the CDBG Program

Appendix E: Community Revitalization Strategy Areas

Appendix F: Making the Most of Your CDBG Resources

Appendix G: One Percent Technical Assistance Set-Aside

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