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 or if you would like to be notified of funding availability and learn how this program might benefit you contact Ms. Shirley E. Grant, CPD Administrator by e-mail, SEGrant@co.pg.md.us or by phone on 301-883-5542.
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.