Public and community facilities projects typically involve either construction or rehabilitation of community infrastructure or a community facility that principally benefit residents whose annual income is below 80% of the area median income published by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). CDBG financial assistance can be used for a variety of project-related activities, including but not limited to acquisition, construction, architectural/engineering services, documenting compliance with CDBG requirements, legal work, and grant administration.
Eligible Community Infrastructure Activities
Typically community infrastructure projects include new construction, rehabilitation, or improvements to a community’s water and/or wastewater system. However, other infrastructure projects may include other infrastructure projects such as, storm water systems, and paying for special assessments levied on low- to moderate-income households.
Eligible Community Facility Activities
Community facility projects typically involve new construction or rehabilitation of facilities that provide a service to predominantly low- to moderate-income persons. Community facilities activities include new construction or rehabilitation of non-rental shelters such as domestic violence shelters or youth homes and new construction or rehabilitation of public facilities such as food banks, head start centers, nursing homes, mental health centers, and senior centers.