- Housing & Economic Development
- Federal Grant Programs
- Community Development Block Grant
Community Development Block Grant
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Entitlement Program provides annual grants on a formula basis to entitled cities and counties to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons. The program is authorized under Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, Public Law 93-383, as amended; 42 U.S.C.-5301 et seq.
HUD awards grants to entitlement community grantees to carry out a wide range of community development activities directed toward revitalizing neighborhoods, economic development, and providing improved community facilities and services.
Entitlement communities develop their own programs and funding priorities. However, grantees must give maximum feasible priority to activities which benefit low- and moderate-income persons. A grantee may also carry out activities which aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight. Additionally, grantees may fund activities when the grantee certifies that the activities meet other community development needs having a particular urgency because existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community where other financial resources are not available to meet such needs. CDBG funds may not be used for activities which do not meet one of these national objectives.
Basically CDBG for Entitlements
This training was developed to guide and assist Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Entitlement grantees in the implementation of their programs. From national objectives and eligible activities to the details of administration, financial management, and other federal requirements, these resources are valuable for every CDBG program practitioner. https://www.hudexchange.info/resource/19/basically-cdbg-training-guidebook-and-slides/
Managing CDBG: Guidebook for CDBG Grantees on Subrecipient Oversight
This guidebook is intended for CDBG grantees seeking guidance on managing recipients.
Playing by the Rules: A Handbook for CDBG Subrecipients on Administrative Systems
This handbook is intended for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) subrecipients. The handbook is designed to help subrecipients understand the administrative requirements that apply to the use of Federal funds for the delivery of CDBG programs and activities.