Community Development Block Grant

​Since 1982, ADECA has administered the state's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program with funding provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The program is available to all Non-Entitlement communities that meet applicable threshold requirements.

ADECA has awarded more than a billion dollars in CDBG money to fund more than 4,000 projects.

All projects must meet one of the National Objectives of the program – projects must benefit 51 percent low- and moderate-income people, aid in the prevention or clearance of slum and blight, or meet an urgent need - per HUD regulations.

For more information on CDBG applications, funding, and requirements, please visit the FAQs - More Information on CDBG Programs page.

Click the items below for more details on the CDBG program:
FAQs - More Information on CDBG Programs
Application Manual​
CDBG Compliance Training Videos​
Current Forms and Sample Documents​
Management and Implementation Manual​
Basically CDBG - Course Training Manual
CDBG Guide to National Objectives and Eligible Activities
State Policy Letters
News and Updates
Quick Search of Common Terms
CDBG Contact



Types of Program Funds

  • Competitive Fund
  • Community Enhancement Fund
  • Planning Fund
  • Economic Development Fund


Competitive Fund

ADECA annually awards CDBG money for the Large City, Small City and County categories. Applicants are scored based on several competitive factors including community need, cost efficiency, appropriateness and impact. Applications deadlines are announced during the annual workshop in the first quarter of the year.

Grant Ceiling

The Small City and County funds both have ceilings of $350,000. The Large City fund has a ceiling of $450,000.

Typical Activities

  • Water and sewer extensions and rehabilitation
  • Housing rehabilitation
  • Neighborhood & downtown revitalization
  • Street & drainage improvements

Community Enhancement Fund

This fund is available to all eligible communities to use for projects that address quality of life issues. Application deadline is announced during the annual workshop in the first quarter of the year.

Grant Ceiling: $250,000

Typical activities

  • Fire protection
  • Senior citizens centers
  • Community centers
  • Boys & girls clubs
  • Recreational facilities, etc.


Planning Fund

This fund is available for all eligible communities to conduct planning activities to promote orderly growth, regional development and revitalization efforts. Application deadline is announced during the annual workshop in the first quarter of the year.

Grant Ceiling: $50,000

Typical activities

  • Comprehensive plans
  • Elements of comprehensive plans
  • Downtown revitalization plans
  • Regional strategies and plans, etc.


Economic Development Fund (ED)

The ED Infrastructure Fund is available to all eligible communities for projects supporting the creation or retention of jobs. Applicants for ED assistance should have a commitment from the business to create or retain 15 or more jobs. The business should fall within the SIC codes 20-39 or provide a significant economic benefit. Projects must not include intrastate relocation. The program is available on a continuous funding cycle. A 20 percent local match is required, and construction cannot begin prior to grant award or release of environmental conditions.

Grant Ceiling: $200,000 (can be waived)

Typical activities: water, sewer, or road improvements; rail spurs, docks, etc.

  • Economic Development Incubator ($250,000)
  • Economic Development Float Loans ($10 million)



Phone: (334) 242-0492

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