Community Development Block Grant What is a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)? Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is a federal grant program through Housing and Urban Development (HUD) providing grant funds for a variety of projects and programs that serve low and moderate income residents or eliminate slum and blight. For more information on Community Development Block Grant visit hud.gov Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) can be used for a wide range of activities including: Acquisition of real property Public facilities Public infrastructure Social services (up to 15% of the CDBG budget) Housing rehabilitation (owner-occupied or rental) Home-ownership assistance Commercial or industrial rehabilitation Historic preservation Removal of barriers for persons with disabilities Economic development (e.g. business loans) Activities of Community Based Organizations (CBDOs) Program administration, planning and capacity building (up to 20% of the budget) CDBG cannot be used for the general conduct of city government, political or religious activities, fund raising, cash payments to individuals, or construction of new housing (except by CBDOs) How do these grants make a difference in Asheville? The CDBG program in Asheville serves the city of Asheville only. Every CDBG-funded activity must be located within the city limits and must either benefit low/moderate income persons or eliminate slum and blight. The City receives about $1.5 million each year. Much of this is sub-granted to non-profit agencies. The Consolidated Plan and the Annual Action Plan guide the mission of the CDBG program in Asheville. Federal Compliance Requirements Activities using CDBG funds must meet a number of federal standards. Specific information about each federal requirement can be found by clicking on each link provided below: Environmental Review Labor Standards (Davis Bacon) Equal Opportunity – Minority and Women Business Enterprises and Section 3 Accessibility for Disabled People Record-keeping and Reporting Acquisition and Relocation Regulations Lead-Based Paint Elimination Income Verification and Documentation Financial Assistance or Housing Client Public Service Client Avoiding Conflicts of Interest Purchasing Standards Current (FY 2018-2019) CDBG Grant Recipients Coming soon! How does my agency apply for CDBG? Each year a CDBG and HOME application workshop is held in December. Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to attend. The exact workshop date and time are announced in the City’s Funding Programs webpage. Application and presentation materials from last year’s application process can also be viewed from the Funding Programs page. Applications for this years CDBG and HOME grant funds will be posted to the Funding Programs webpage in early December. Applications are typically due in early February. Contact If you would like to receive email notifications of upcoming grant deadlines and Funding Committee meeting, contact: Megan Gaskell firstname.lastname@example.org 828-232-4599.