14.218: Community Development Block Grants/Entitlement Grants
Alternate Name: Community Development Block Grant Program for Entitlement Communities.
Aug. 11, 2022
Aug. 11, 2022
To develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low and moderate income.
Type of Assistance
B - Project Grants (Special)
Recipients are states; cities in Metropolitan Areas designated by OMB as a central city of the Metropolitan Area; principal cities of Metropolitan Areas with populations of less than 50,000; other cities over 50,000 in population in Metropolitan Areas; and qualified urban counties of at least 200,000 (excluding the population in entitlement cities located within the boundaries of such counties) are eligible to receive CDBG entitlement grants determined by a statutory formula.
The principal beneficiaries of CDBG funds are low- and moderate-income persons (generally defined as a member of a family having an income equal to or less than the Section 8 low income limit established by HUD). The recipient must certify that at least 70 percent of the grant funds received during a 1, 2, or 3-year period, that it designates, are expended for activities that will principally benefit low- and moderate-income persons.