The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), through its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, provides annual grants to states, larger cities, and counties for a broad range of activities that preserve and develop viable urban communities. The program's principal beneficiaries are low-income persons / households.


The goals of the program are to:

  • Provide decent, safe, and sanitary housing
  • Provide a suitable living environment
  • Expand economic opportunities

Activity Requirements

In addition to meeting the program goals, all CDBG activities must meet one of the three following national objectives:

  • Benefit low and moderate income persons
  • Aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight
  • Meet a need having a particular urgency (urgent need)