Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, administered by DHCD’s Community Planning and Development Division, provides annual grants on a formula basis to entitled municipalities and non-profit organizations. The program is intended to develop viable urban communities by:

  • Providing decent housing
  • Providing a suitable living environment
  • Expanding economic opportunities, principally for low and moderate-income persons.


Prince George’s County receives approximately $4.5 million annually from the federal Housing and Urban Development (HUD) ​appropriation in CDBG funds to finance a wide range of activities that principally benefit low and moderate-income persons. The general public is notified when these funds are available and proposals are solicited from non-profit organizations and municipalities to be considered for funding.

A CDBG Proposal Workshop is held every fall of each year to provide technical assistance to non-profit organizations and municipalities that are applying for CDBG funds.

For more information about the CDBG Program call (301) 883-5540.  If you would like to be notified of funding availability and learn how this program might benefit you, please subscribe to:  Subscribe MyPGC, a subscription based system that allows you to receive County information and updates right to your e-mail inbox.  To subscribe, visit the homepage of the County website at: 



Municipalities, local government agencies and nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply for CDBG funds. Nonprofits must provide a letter from the Internal Revenue Service certifying tax-exempt 501(c)(3) status. Individual persons are not eligible to apply for CDBG funds.

Eligibility Criteria:

A least 51 percent of the persons or households receiving the service must be low- and moderate- income; or 

Project beneficiaries must live in an area (census tract or block group) that is low- and moderate- income as determined by HUD; or the project addresses a slum or blighted condition or meets an urgent need.

Eligible Activities:

  • Acquisition or disposition of real property 
  • Clearance and/or demolition 
  • Housing rehabilitation and preservation 
  • Removal of architectural barriers to the handicapped 
  • Public facilities improvements 
  • Economic development 
  • Job creation or retention 
  • Public services 

Annual Proposal Review and Adoption Process:

  • Proposal application packets are available in October. 
  • A Proposal Advisory Group reviews proposals. 
  • The County Executive makes recommendations to the County Council. 
  • The County Council holds public hearings in April and adopts the Annual Action Plan by early May. 
  • The County submits the adopted Annual Action Plan to HUD by May of each year. 
  • Projects are implemented beginning July 1.