Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
What is CDBG?
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is a federally funded program though the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The primary purpose of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is the development of viable urban communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment and expanded economic opportunities, principally for persons of very low- and low-income.
Since 1986, Bexar County has received over one million dollars annually in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. The Department of Housing and Urban Development, through the CDBG Program, annually allocates these funds to eligible cities and counties with the objective of improving communities. The funds are then distributed to participating cities, water purveyors, non-profits and housing partners through a competitive application process.
In order to be eligible for CDBG funding, a project must meet one of the three National Objectives. The principle National Objective is that the project must benefit persons of low to moderate income. The projects must also be an eligible activity. Further program information can be found at the CDBG Program - Guide to National Objectives and Eligible Activities for Entitlement Communities website.
Apply for Funding
On an annual basis, Bexar County releases a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for use of the grant funds. These funds are available to eligible non-profit organizations and local participating cities to assist the County in its mission to provide services to low income residents. These services could be in the form of social and homeless services, affordable housing opportunities or capital improvement projects.
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