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.
NEW PROGRAM UPDATE!!
The Community Development Division has posted 2015-2016 application and guidelines for the following four CDBG categories:
- CDBG Planning Grant Application and Guidelines
- Competitive Housing & Neighborhood Renewal Grant Application
- Non-Competitive Housing Rehab Grant Application
- Public Facility Grant Application
On March 4, 2015, at 1pm, the Department of Commerce will hold a public hearing in Room 226 of the Park Avenue Building at 301 South Park Avenue, Helena, Montana, to consider the proposed amendments to the above-stated guidelines.
The Community Development Division has posted 2014 application and guidelines for the following four CDBG categories:
Contact CDBG Staff for information:
Program Manager - Housing and Public Facilities