Program Overview

Each year the state is eligible to receive housing and community development block grant funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). CDFA administers one of the HUD block grants—the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program is designed to provide assistance to units of general local government in improving economic opportunities and meeting community revitalization needs, particularly for persons of low and moderate income. The CDBG program has been funded through the State since 1982 by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended (Title I).

The CDBG program is governed by Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, and implementing regulations for the State Program at 24 CFR Part 570, Subpart I. All CDBG activities must be carried out in accordance with the requirements of Title I, Subpart I, the State Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan, created in accordance with 24 CFR Part 91, and this Application and Program Guide.


Program Objectives

The primary objective of the CDBG program is the development of viable communities by expanding economic opportunities, providing decent housing and a suitable living environment principally for persons of low and moderate income. The CDBG funds include: annual program year funds, unobligated program year funds, any program income received and grant funds recaptured from projects funded in prior grant years.

The application and program guide (download here):

  • Presents an overview of the CDBG Program including the amount of funds available;
  • Describes the method of distribution (MOD), or the types of programs that can receive funds and funding priorities;
  • Provides an outline of the application process;
  • Describes the selection criteria for CDBG applications; and
  • Concludes with the eligibility requirements for applicants.
More Information

Potential applicants are encouraged to watch the CDBG webinar that provides an overview of the program here.

CDFA will conduct grant workshops to assist municipalities and other interested parties in the preparation of grant applications and the administration and management of funded projects in accordance with program requirements.  The workshops will be announced on the CDFA Resource Hub.

In addition, CDFA is available to provide technical assistance to municipalities and nonprofit organizations regarding the CDBG program.

Contact us for questions about CDBG before you decide to apply! 

Mollie Kaylor, Director of Housing and Community Development, 603-717-9112,


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