Community Development Block Grant

Community Development Block Grant

Overview
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is a flexible program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. Beginning in 1974, the CDBG program is one of the longest continuously run programs at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

The City of Quincy receives an annual entitlement to provide a wide range of community development activities directed toward revitalizing neighborhoods, economic development, and providing improved community facilities and services.

Program Criteria
Activities that receive CDBG funding must meet two criteria

  1. Be eligible within the program regulations published in the Code of Federal Regulations as 24 CFR Part 570
  2. Meet one of three National Objectives of the program established by Congress, which require that activities must: Provide a benefit to low and moderate income persons; Prevent or eliminate slum and blight; or Meet an urgent community need that threatens the health or welfare of residents.

For more information on the CDBG program please visit
http://www.hud.gov/offices/cpd/communitydevelopment/programs/entitlement/