Community Development Block Grants

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is a flexible program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. Beginning in 1974, the CDBG program is one of the longest continuously run programs at HUD. The CDBG program provides annual grants on a formula basis to 1209 general units of local government and States.

The CDBG program works to ensure decent affordable housing, to provide services to the most vulnerable in communities, and to create jobs through the expansion and retention of businesses. CDBG is an important tool for helping local governments tackle serious challenges facing their communities.

Eligible Recipients:
New York State cities, towns, and villages with a population under 50,000, and counties with an un-incorporated population under 200,000.

Eligible Projects:
Over a 1, 2, or 3-year period, as selected by the grantee, not less than 70 percent of CDBG funds must be used for activities that benefit low- and moderate-income persons. In addition, each activity must meet one of the following national objectives for the program: benefit low- and moderate-income persons, prevention or elimination of slums or blight, or address community development needs having a particular urgency because existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community for which other funding is not available.

Funding Source:
New York State Housing Trust Fund Corporation – Office of Community Renewal

Funding Amount:
$100,000 to $750,000


Office of Community Renewal
Hampton Plaza
38-40 State St.
9th Floor
Albany, NY 12207
Fax: 518-474-5247

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