Funding Sources


For the past 30 years, the City has used its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Entitlement funds to provide housing programs, streets and drainage reconstruction, parks, neighborhood facilities, and public services to assist low and moderate income residents and to address deteriorated conditions in the City's older neighborhoods. In accordance with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulations, all activities supported with CDBG resources must directly benefit low and moderate income persons or eliminate slum and blight. The fiscal year for the program is from October 1 to September 30.

The CDBG Division of the Grants Monitoring and Administration Department is responsible for the planning and oversight of the City's $17 million CDBG Entitlement grant program. This division provides technical assistance, financial and program management analysis to subgrantees, project sponsors and other City departments, and is responsible for monitoring all project activities to ensure compliance with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development regulatory and policy requirements.

Eligible Activities include:

  • Housing - Projects which improve or create housing for low or moderate income homeowners and renters and may include rehabilitation, site acquisition, counseling, etc.
  • Economic Development - Projects which stimulate economic conditions of low and moderate income persons and/or provide commercial activities in low and moderate income communities and may include job training, commercial facade improvements, acquisition of blighted properties, etc.
  • Neighborhood Revitalization and Public Service - Projects that improve or develop community facilities that benefit low and moderate income persons; projects may include employment, recreation, youth activities, health, child care, etc.
  • Capital Improvement/Infrastructure -  Projects may be used to install or improve a low and moderate income community's infrastructure including streets, curbs, gutters, streetlights, drainage, neighborhood facilities, sidewalks, parks, etc.