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Community Development Block Grant - Public Service

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) provides annual grants to develop viable communities by providing funding for decent housing, suitable living environments, and expanding economic opportunities, principally for low and moderate-income persons.

CDBG National Objectives
Benefit Low & Moderate Income Persons
Prevent or Eliminate Blight
Meet Urgent Health & Welfare Needs
To: Benefit Low & Moderate Income Persons
Please visit U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to see current income limits.

Area Benefit: Serve a primarily residential geographic area with 51%+ low-moderate income persons

Limited Clientele:1. Income Intake-income <80% AMI
2. Presumed Benefit-DV victims, homeless, persons living with AIDS, elderly, disabled, illiterate adults, migrant farm workers
3. Income restrictions by another program
4. Nature & Location of activity

Housing: Providing or improving permanent residential structures to be occupied by low-moderate income households

Jobs: Creation or retention involving employment of persons, a majority of whom are low-moderate income

To: Prevent or Eliminate Blight
Spot Basis: elimination of specific conditions of blight and decay not located in a designated slum or blighted area

Area Basis: substantial number of deteriorated or deteriorating buildings as defined by N.J.S.A. 40A:12A, must be designated by the city

Urban Renewal: located within an urban renewal project area or neighborhood development plan area
To: Meet Urgent Health & Welfare Needs
Serious and immediate threat to health and welfare of the community

Of a recent origin or recently became urgent

Grantee unable to finance activity on its own and no other funding is available

Nonprofit Partnerships & Engagement