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: www.princegeorgescountymd.gov
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.
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.
- 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.