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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program

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The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program is a federally funded grant program that provides assistance to communities with community development needs such as housing, public facilities, economic development and planning grants. All projects must be designed to principally benefit low and moderate-income families. The program was established by the Federal Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (42 USC 5301) and is administered nationally by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Legislature authorized the Montana Department of Commerce (MDOC) to administer the program beginning in 1982. Since 1982, Montana has received over $191 million in CDBG funds. Overall, the public and private funds invested in local CDBG projects has matched the federal funds awarded at almost a two to one ratio, making possible millions of dollars of construction activity and creating jobs for Montana communities across the state.


The Community Development Division has posted application and guidelines for the following four CDBG categories:

Awards - CDBG Spring 2014 Public Facilities and Housing

Awards - CDBG Spring 2013 Public Facilities and Housing


Contact CDBG Staff for information:

Gus Byrom
Program Manager - Housing and Public Facilities

Andrew Chanania
Program Specialist

Kathy Plettenberg
Program Specialist

Contact Staff by E-mail: