The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is a program offering funding to towns, cities and counties through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Grants are not provided to individuals or entitlement communities, and must meet a National Objective.
Many questions can be answered in the Application Manual.
Communities consisting of small/large towns or cities, and counties. Individuals are not eligible nor are entitlement communities.
CDBG funds cannot be awarded to entitlement communities as follows: Anniston, Auburn, Bessemer, Birmingham, Decatur, Dothan, Florence, Gadsden, Hoover, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery, Opelika, and Tuscaloosa, and the counties of Jefferson and Mobile. Please contact local or county economic development offices for funding opportunities.
1. LMI – To benefit low and moderate income persons, of which at least 51% must be from low and moderate income households, except for single family housing activities which must benefit 100% low and moderate income households;
2. Slum and Blight – To aid in the prevention or elimination of slums and blight; or,
3. Urgent Need – To meet other urgent community needs posing a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community where other financial resources are not available.
1. Create suitable living environments;
2. Provide decent affordable housing;
3. Create economic opportunities.
1. Improve availability or accessibility of units or services;
2. Improve affordability of housing or other services;
3. Improve sustainability by promoting viable communities.
Complete information can be found in the Application Manual.
Please see the Application Manual or download the PY 2015 CDBG Action Plan.
HUD determines the amount awarded each year to CBDG, which is then allocated to the different types of Funds, State Administration/Planning, and State Technical Assistance.
HUD announces the awards to each year, usually in the spring. No applications can be accepted or funding awarded prior to this time and not until CDBG has complied with HUD guidelines for awarding funding.
For Application guidelines and forms, please see the Application Manual
Please see the Application Manual Tab 2 for more information or download the CDBG Management Firms and CDBG Planning Firms.
Any leftover funds are typically awarded during the yearly grant application process by transferring remaining monies from one fund to another that needs a small amount to allow a project to be funded. Only Economic Development money is awarded throughout the year.
Most likely the community can still apply for future funding, but please confer with the Division Chief for your community’s particular situation.
Please consult your CDBG Program Supervisor to determine the best resolution.
Community should be as the project was closed by CDBG as of March 31 of that year. Please consult your program supervisor if unsure of the date it was closed. Also, there is a threshold table in the Application Manual (Tab 1) for other exceptions.
Open Disaster or NSP projects do not prohibit communities from applying for the current competitive CDBG grant year. If there is a concern, please consult your program supervisor.
Please use the contact document page to email the Administrative Assistant to be added to the list found in the CDBG Management Firms and CDBG Planning Firms.
Download this PDF Doc or please see the Application Manual Tab 2 for more information.
Please see the Application Manual Tab 2 for more information.