The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program was authorized under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, and is a program administered through the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Department of the Federal Government.
Cities that receive funding through the CDBG program are considered as Entitlement Cities and are responsible for assuring that all funded eligible activities meets one of three national objectives:
Aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight
Benefit low to moderate income persons
Meet an urgent need
The City uses CDBG funds to provide programs and projects geared toward assisting low and moderate-income persons for the provision of decent housing, a suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunity.
Programs and projects funded through the City’s CDBG program must meet HUD’s national objectives and criteria to be eligible. The City adopts a 5-year Consolidated Plan; an Annual Action Plan; and a Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Review to monitor and evaluate the city’s administration of CDBG funds. See “HUD Plans for more information.”