Community Development Block Grant (CDGB)

The Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 created the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. The primary goal of the CDBG Program is to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and economic opportunities--principally for persons with low- and moderate-incomes.  The City of Sherman, as an entitlement city, receives an annual allocation of CDBG funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  CDBG regulations require that each activity funded by the program meet one of the following national objectives:
  • Benefit low- and moderate-income persons;
  • Aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight; or
  • Meet other community development needs having a particular urgency.

Strategic Plan


The primary goal of Sherman’s CDBG program is to provide opportunities for persons of low- to moderate-income to improve their living environments. The following objectives support the primary goals of both Sherman and HUD.  Sherman will utlize CDBG funds to:
  • Create opportunities for decent housing;
  • Increase the safety and livability of neighborhoods; and
  • Support resilience-building and self-sufficiency programs.

Create Opportunities for Decent Housing


The CDBG Program will support the demolition and clearance of substandard structures to prevent and eliminate slums and blight. The clearance of these lots aids in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight by removing unsafe buildings that can be attractive nuisances and providing cleared vacant lots that can be utilized for new buildings to help revitalize neighborhoods.

Increase the Safety and Livability of Neighborhoods

The CDBG program will improve parks and infrastructure in low- and moderate-income areas to increase public safety and livability.

Support Resilience-Building and Self-Sufficiency Programs


The CDBG Program will improve the quality of life for low- and moderate-income Sherman residents by providing a range of public services to respond to residents in crisis situations and to promote resilience-building and self-sufficiency. These services include victim’s assistance, shelter, addiction recovery, job skills, crime prevention, organized youth activities, and mental-health counseling.