What types of projects/activities can be funded under CDBG?

In order to be eligible for funding, a project must include one or more of the activities listed below:

  • Acquisition of real property in conjunction with an eligible use such as development of a community facility;
  • Construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, or installation of public facilities and improvements;
  • Clearance, demolition, and removal of buildings and improvements;
  • Provision of public services (including labor, supplies and materials) directed toward improving the community\'s living environment, including but not limited to those public services and facilities concerned with employment, crime prevention, child care, health, drug abuse treatment or prevention, education, fair housing counseling, energy conservation or recreation needs;
  • Repair of streets, sidewalks, parks, playgrounds, publicly-owned utilities and public facilities, special garbage, trash and debris removal in areas exhibiting signs of physical deterioration or in order to eliminate emergency conditions;
  • Removal of architectural barriers;
  • Acquisition, construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation or installation of the distribution lines and facilities of privately owned utilities;
  • Rehabilitation of privately owned buildings for residential purposes, improvements to the exterior of commercial or industrial buildings or the rehabilitation, preservation or restoration of historic properties;
  • Acquisition, construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation or installation of commercial or industrial buildings, structures or the provision of assistance for for-profit businesses;
  • Planning, survey, or development of architectural plans in conjunction with an eligible project such as construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, or installation of public facilities and improvements or repair of streets, sidewalks, parks, playgrounds, publicly-owned utilities