Community Development to hold informational meetings about Block Grant program

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The City of Asheville annually awards Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) as part of a federal grant program through Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that provides funding for a variety of projects and programs that serve low- and moderate-income residents.


The City of Asheville Community Development Division administers these funds and has set informational meetings on the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The program provides annual grants to states, cities, and counties to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons. Examples of past grants awarded locally include money for low-income home repair, homeless services and emergency shelter for people experiencing domestic violence.


Two informational meetings will be held virtually; and interested individuals, organizations and nonprofits are welcome to attend:

  • 9 to 10:30 a.m. Oct. 21 
  • 1 to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 22


These meetings will be mandatory for 2020-2021 recipients and open to individuals and groups interested in learning more about this HUD funding.  During these meetings, City staff will review the CDBG Program, their streamlined CDBG policy, contracting, how to access funding and be reimbursed for eligible activities, and reporting. Community Development staff is committed to working with organizations of all types to build capacity of current and new groups.  


If you are interested in attending one of these virtual informational meetings, please choose one session to attend and email Christina Harris at no later than 5 p.m. Oct. 19.  Please include your name and email address and we will send back a calendar invitation to the meeting.   


To learn more about the Community Development (CD) Division and their work around affordable housing and economic development, including updates on recent programs and projects, visit this link on the City of Asheville website.