Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program
Grants and technical assistance are available to develop livable urban communities for persons of low and moderate incomes by:
- expanding economic opportunities; and
- providing housing and suitable living environments.
Who Can Apply
Non-metropolitan cities and counties in rural Oregon can apply for and receive grants. [Oregon tribes, urban cities (Albany, Ashland, Beaverton, Bend, Corvallis, Eugene, Grants Pass, Gresham, Hillsboro, Medford, Portland, Redmond, Salem and Springfield) and counties (Clackamas, Multnomah, Washington) receive funds directly from HUD.]
All projects must meet one of three national objectives:
- The proposed activities must benefit low- and moderate-income individuals.
- The activities must aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight.
- There must be an urgent need that poses a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community.
Funding and Uses
Funding amounts are based on:
- the applicant's need;
- the availability of funds; and
- other restrictions defined in the program's guidelines.
The following are the maximum grants possible for any individual project, by category:
- Microenterprise: $100,000
- Public Works
- Water and Wastewater Improvements: $2,500,000 except preliminary/engineering planning grants maximum $150,000
- Community/Public Facilities: $1,500,000
- Community Capacity/Technical Assistance: no specific per-award-limit but limited overall funds
- Regional Housing Rehabilitation: $400,000
- Emergency Projects $500,000
How to Apply
The following outlines the application process for all other project types:
Step 1: Initial contact and project development. The Infrastructure Finance Authority (IFA) must be contacted prior to submitting an application. Contact your regional development officer to develop the project concept.
Step 2: Application invited. If the proposed project meets funding criteria and funds are available, an application will be invited and a form provided that will need to be completed and submitted by the application deadline.
Step 3: Application submitted. Completed, signed forms must be submitted by 5:00 pm on the last day of the application period.
Step 4: Application assignment. Once an application is verified "complete," it is given to a department staff member participating on the Rating, Ranking and Review Team.
Step 5: Application review. All completed applications received during the calendar quarter are rated and ranked. Funding recommendations are then sent to the IFA management team for review:
Step 6: Funding recommendation review. The agency management team reviews the forwarded recommendations and the agency director makes all final award decisions.
Step 7: Notice of decision The IFA notifies applicants of their funding status approximately 30 to 60 days after the application closing date.
||January 1–March 31
|End of May
||Awards announced for first quarter
||April 1–June 30
|End of August
||Awards announced for second quarter
||July 1–September 30
|End of November
||Awards announced for third quarter
||October 1–December 31
|End of February
||Awards announced for fourth quarter
Note: Fourth quarter applications are rated and ranked according to the methods for the year the award decision is made.