Federal program administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HUD) that provides grants to revitalize neighborhoods, expand affordable housing and economic opportunities, and/or improve community facilities and services, principally to benefit low- and moderate-income people.
A lump-sum grant to a state or local government from the Department of Housing and Urban Development that may be used for development activities including, in some cases, brownfield revitalization.
Under Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, eight former categorical grant and loan programs were replaced by a system of unified block grants under which communities of over 50,000 people are entitled to receive funding while other communities may apply for discretionary funding. Its purpose is to encourage more broadly conceived community development projects and expand housing opportunities for low and moderate income persons.
Community Development Block Grant Program of the Department of Housing & Urban Development. In Oregon, the CDBG Program is administered by the Oregon Economic Development Department (OEDD).
Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 replaced eight former categorical grant and loan programs with a system of unified block grants under which communities of over 50,000 people are entitled to receive funding directly from HUD. Its purpose is to encourage broadly conceived community development projects and expand housing opportunities for low- and moderate-income persons. http://www.hud.gov/offices/cpd/communitydevelopment/programs/cdbg.cfm
CDBG is a federal program providing localities with funds that may be used to address the needs of low and moderate income residents through a variety of housing, neighborhood improvement and economic development activities.
An annual formula grant to entitled metropolitan cities, urban counties, and states for the distribution of funds to nontitle communities. Program funds are used for a range of community development activities, including neighborhood revitalization, economic development, and improved community facilities and services.
A Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is a federal entitlement program administered by HUD's Community Planning and Development Office. The purpose of CDBG funds is to improve communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanding economic opportunities - principally for persons with low and moderate incomes. Since the program began in 1974, more than $55 billion has been appropriated. Local governments automatically receive a designated portion of these funds and participate in either the Entitlement Program (for cities with more than 50,000 people or urban counties with more than 200,000 people) or the States and Small Cities Program (for communities with less than 50,000 people).
Administered by local government agencies and funded through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, community development activities include many different programs that provide assistance to a wide variety of grantees. Begun in 1974, the CDBG program provides annual grants on a formula basis to many different types of grantees through several programs. For more information, see www.hud.gov
(CDBG) Flexible federal aid that is intended for use by cities and towns to promote neighborhood revitalization, economic development, and improved community facilities and services. Specific uses of the funds are left to the discretion of local governments. Funds are administered by either state or city offices of economic development depending on the size of the city or town (see Entitlement Community.)
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), one of the longest-running programs of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, funds local community development activities such as affordable housing, anti-poverty programs, and infrastructure development. CDBG, like other block grant programs, differ from categorical grants, made for specific purposes, in that they are subject to less federal oversight and are largely used at the discretion of the state and local governments and their subgrantees.