CDBG: Application

CDFA staff provide applicants technical assistance to support the successful completion of their projects, including guidance on program objectives and how to successfully complete an application for funding. Technical assistance is provided in workshops (link to events page), trainings, and pre-application meetings.

If you are interested in scheduling a pre-application meeting, please contact the program director or call CDFA at 603-226-2170.

All applications must be completed and submitted on CDFA’s Grants Management System ( Program applications require details on the specific project and to what extent it aligns with the program objectives. An outline of an application for this program can be found in the How to Apply section.

Download the CDFA CDBG 2021 Application and Program Guide.

Additional information on using CDFA’s Grants Management System can be found here.

To provide feedback on the program, email

Community Development Block Grant CARES Act Funds
Through the CARES Act, the State of New Hampshire was allocated approximately $14.3 million to be deployed under the Community Development Block Grant program to respond to the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19). These funds, known as CDBG-CV(1), are to be used specifically for the prevention of, preparation for, and response to COVID-19. Based on CDFA’s assessment of community needs and broad public input from various stakeholders, CDBG-CV funds will be deployed in accordance to the CDBG Application and Program Guide.

CDBG-CV(1) Public Services Resources
The following informational resources are available for municipalities and nonprofits considering a CDBG-CV(1) Public Services application.

CDBG-CV(1) Public Services Application Materials
Municipalities applying for CDBG-CV Public Services funds will need to review and/or complete the following for their application. Applications are completed and submitted via CDFA’s Grants Management System (

CDBG-CV(1) Microenterprise Direct Grant Program Materials

CDBG-CV Duplication of Benefit Materials

Economic Development Attachments
Attachment A – Personal Financial Statement
Attachment B – Credit indicator checklist
Benefit Table
CDBG ED Minimum Underwriting Standards
EDE Underwriting Summary