What is Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)?

CDBG is a Program authorized by the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 in place of several community development categorical grant programs. CDBG provides eligible metropolitan cities and urban counties (called ‘entitlement communities’) with annual direct grants that they can use to revitalize neighborhoods, expand affordable housing and economic opportunities, and/or improve community facilities and services, principally to benefit low- and moderate-income persons.

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1. What is Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)?
2. Who do I contact if I see a dilapidated house that need to be torn down?
3. How do I become a Community Development Block Grant subrecipient?
4. Can citizens participate in the planning/decision-making process around the use of CDBG funds?