Community Development Block Grant

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, administered by Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD)’s Community Planning and Development Division, provides annual grants on a formula basis to entitled municipalities and non-profit organizations. The program is intended to develop viable urban communities by:
  • Providing decent housing
  • Providing a suitable living environment
  • Expanding economic opportunities, principally for low and moderate-income persons.

Application & Instructions


The Community Development Block Grant Application (CDBG) and Instructions for Program Year (PY) 43 was open from September 14 - October 14, 2016. Subscribe to MyPGC for updates. 


County Housing Fund


Prince George’s County receives approximately $4.5 million annually from the federal Housing and Urban Development (HUD) ​appropriation in CDBG funds to finance a wide range of activities that principally benefit low and moderate-income persons. The general public is notified when these funds are available and proposals are solicited from non-profit organizations and municipalities to be considered for funding.

Workshop


A CDBG Proposal Workshop is held every fall of each year to provide technical assistance to non-profit organizations and municipalities that are applying for CDBG funds.

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For more information about the CDBG Program call 301-883-5540. If you would like to be notified of funding availability and learn how this program might benefit you, please subscribe to: Subscribe MyPGC, a subscription based system that allows you to receive County information and updates right to your email inbox.

Qualifications/Requirements


Municipalities, local government agencies and nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply for CDBG funds. Nonprofits must provide a letter from the Internal Revenue Service certifying tax-exempt 501(c)(3) status. Individual persons are not eligible to apply for CDBG funds.

Eligibility Criteria


  • A least 51% of the persons or households receiving the service must be low- and moderate- income; or
  • Project beneficiaries must live in an area (census tract or block group) that is low- and moderate- income as determined by HUD; or the project addresses a slum or blighted condition or meets an urgent need.

Eligible Activities


  • Acquisition or disposition of real property
  • Clearance and/or demolition
  • Housing rehabilitation and preservation
  • Removal of architectural barriers to the handicapped
  • Public facilities improvements
  • Economic development
  • Job creation or retention
  • Public services

Annual Proposal Review & Adoption Process


  • Proposal application packets are available in October.
  • A Proposal Advisory Group reviews proposals.
  • The County Executive makes recommendations to the County Council.
  • The County Council holds public hearings in April and adopts the Annual Action Plan by early May.
  • The County submits the adopted Annual Action Plan to HUD by May of each year.
  • Projects are implemented beginning July 1.