Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

CDBG Overview

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) develops viable urban communities and expands economic opportunities for low-to-moderate income people. Bexar County has broad discretion in how CDBG funds are utilized, but all activities must (1) benefit low- or moderate-income households, (2) prevent or eliminate slums or blight, or (3) meet a need having a particular urgency.

Eligible CDBG activities include:

  • Public Service Activities
  • Housing-Related Activities
  • Infrastructure and Public Improvements
  • General Administrative and Planning Activities

Funding Eligibility

In order to be eligible for CDBG funding, a project must meet one of the three national objectives. The principal national objective is that the project must benefit persons of low to moderate-income. The projects must also be an eligible activity. 

For more information, please visit the CDBG Entitlement Program website

CDBG Policies and Procedures

To use the CDBG grant funds, Bexar County adheres to the policies and procedures manual. Non-profit organizations and local participating cities will be required to adhere to the policy and procedures manual in the delivery of services utilizing CDBG grant funds.

View the CDBG Policies and Procedures Manual (PDF)



The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act of 2020 (CARES Act) provided for a supplemental appropriation of Community Development Block Grant funds to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the spread of COVID-19.

Bexar County is working with Meals on Wheels of San Antonio to deliver 434,738 home-delivered meals, along with wellness and home safety checks, to 795 seniors (age 62+) in unincorporated Bexar County and the following participating cities:

The County’s meal delivery program is designed to minimize the risk of COVID-19 infections among seniors during the public health crisis. 

Eligible clients may apply here: